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
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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.
Hematology/Oncology, Leukemia/Lymphoma, Nephrology.
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