JAMES HOPPER JR., M.D.
Renal lesions developing in patients with malignant neoplasms have usually been attributable to direct infiltration of the kidney or kidneys by tumor cells or amyloid or to renal vein thrombosis. The medical literature contains, however, frequent casual allusions, usually single case reports, to patients who have had malignant tumor and nephritis simultaneously.
Recent advances in nephrology, including the study of renal biopsies by electron microscopy and immunofluorescent microscopy and the use of immunologic methods, have made it possible to distinguish reliably certain renal lesions and to establish their relations to certain tumors. Since 1966, when our renal service reported (1)
HOPPER J. Tumor-Related Renal Lesions. Ann Intern Med. ;81:550–551. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-81-4-550
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1974;81(4):550-551.
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