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.
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NAWAR T, LEFEBVRE R, ROJO-ORTEGA JM, CARTIER P, GENEST J. Reversal of Ischemic Tubular Atrophy. Ann Intern Med. 1970;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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