EDWARD D. ROBBINS, M.D.; ALFRED ANGRIST, M.D.
Necrosis of the renal papillae is a curious and striking lesion which most pathologists meet only occasionally at the autopsy table. The purpose of this presentation is to report briefly the cases of this disease seen at the Queens General Hospital, to discuss some of the theories of its pathogenesis, and more particularly, to relate this lesion to a similar one produced in the experimental animal by a dietary deficiency of certain fatty acids.
Necrosis of Renal Papillae in Man. The literature concerning this lesion, which is variously known as renal papillitis, medullary necrosis, papillitis necroticans, necrotizing renal papillitis,
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ROBBINS ED, ANGRIST A. NECROSIS OF RENAL PAPILLAE(NECROSIS OF RENAL PAPILLAE*). Ann Intern Med. 1949;31:773–793. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-31-5-773
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1949;31(5):773-793.
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