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Kidney non-tumor

Blood vessel disorders

Atherosclerotic renal disease

Reviewers: Nikhil Sangle, M.D. (see Reviewers page)
Revised: 24 December 2012, last major update August 2012
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● Often bilateral, causes renal insufficiency; revascularization may help
● Stenting for renal artery stenosis benefits primarily those with rapid decline in GFR pre-stent (Ren Fail 2012;34:142)
● Embolic protection system may be useful post-angioplasty for renal artery stenosis (Catheter Cardiovasc Interv 2012;79:430)

Gross images

Atherosclerosis of aorta

Renal atrophy due to narrowed renal artery

Micro images

Renal arteriolosclerosis

End of Kidney non-tumor > Blood vessel disorders > Atherosclerotic renal disease

Ref Updated: 8/23/12

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