Kidney nontumor
Blood vessel disorders
Atherosclerotic renal disease

Author: Nikhil Sangle, M.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 6 February 2018, last major update December 2012

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PubMed Search: Renal disease [title] atherosclerotic

Cite this page: Sangle, N. Atherosclerotic renal disease. PathologyOutlines.com website. http://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/kidneyatherosclerotic.html. Accessed February 19th, 2018.
Definition / general
  • Often bilateral, causes renal insufficiency; revascularization may help
  • Stenting for renal artery stenosis benefits primarily those with rapid decline in GFR pre-stent (Ren Fail 2012;34:142)
  • Embolic protection system may be useful post-angioplasty for renal artery stenosis (Catheter Cardiovasc Interv 2012;79:430)
Gross images

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Atherosclerosis of aorta


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Renal atrophy due to narrowed renal artery

Microscopic (histologic) images

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Renal arteriolosclerosis