TEWFIK NAWAR, M.B.B.Ch.; RENÉ LEFEBVRE, M.D.; JOSÉ MANUEL ROJO-ORTEGA, M.D., Ph.D.; PAUL CARTIER, M.D.; JACQUES GENEST, M.D., F.R.C.P.(C), F.A.C.P.
A 52-year-old patient had severe obstruction of the left renal artery, and renal biopsy of the left kidney showed diffuse ischemic tubular atrophy. A thromboendarteriectomy was done. The patient died suddenly, 6 years later. Autopsy showed a patent left renal artery, and a detailed study of the left kidney failed to show any ischemic tubular atrophic lesions. This is the first report of reversal of ischemic tubular atrophy in humans.
NAWAR T, LEFEBVRE R, ROJO-ORTEGA JM, CARTIER P, GENEST J. Reversal of Ischemic Tubular Atrophy. Ann Intern Med. ;72:529–532. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-72-4-529
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1970;72(4):529-532.
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