Growth of the kidney in the normal human fetus during early gestation

M. Linette Casey, Bruce R. Carr

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The weights of kidneys obtained from 200 presumably normal human abortuses of postconceptional gestational ages between 6 and 17 weeks were measured. The weight of the normal human fetal kidney increases in an exponential manner between 6 and 14 weeks gestation. Thereafter, the rate of increase in weight is slower. No significant differences were found between the weights of kidneys of male and female abortuses of 7-15 weeks postconceptional gestational ages.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)11-14
Number of pages4
JournalEarly Human Development
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1982


  • growth and development
  • human fetal kidney weight

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology


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