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Kidney non-tumor

Miscellaneous

Dialysis


Reviewers: Nikhil Sangle, M.D. (see Reviewers page)
Revised: 25 December 2012, last major update September 2012
Copyright: (c) 2003-2012, PathologyOutlines.com, Inc.

General
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● Artificial replacement for lost kidney function in people with renal failure (Wikipedia)
● Treatment may cause acquired cystic kidney disease, papillary adenoma, acquired cystic kidney disease related carcinoma, clear cell papillary renal cell carcinoma
● Associated with beta2 microglobulin amyloidosis, usually affecting bone or joints, occasionally viscera (J Am Soc Nephrol 1997;8:509)

Case reports
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● Rare fatal air embolism after dialysis (Am J Forensic Med Pathol 2012;33:110)

Micro description
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● Arterial intimal thickening, calcium oxalate crystals in tubules

Micro images
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Calcium oxalate crystals (various causes)

End of Kidney non-tumor > Miscellaneous > Dialysis

Ref Updated: 9/6/12


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