DONALD ARMSTRONG, M.D.; W. P. L. MYERS, M.D., F.A.C.P.
Malignant lymphomas commonly involve the kidneys (1), occurring on histological examination in approximately one half of the cases studied (2-5). However, only 3.3% of a large series of lymphosarcomas (2) showed clinical involvement of the genitourinary tract, and much less frequently lymphomas are associated with gross impairment of renal function (2, 6-11). Even more rarely uremia is responsible for the presenting symptoms of a lymphomatous disease (12). Renal functional impairment may occur via three mechanisms:  Diffuse infiltration of the kidneys (6-12);  bilateral ureteral obstruction secondary to nodal or retroperitoneal involvement (5, 10, 11, 13) or to associated periureteral
ARMSTRONG D, MYERS WPL. Renal Failure Incident to Reticulum Cell Sarcoma of the Kidneys: Response to Radiotherapy. Ann Intern Med. 1966;65:109–117. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-65-1-109
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1966;65(1):109-117.
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