Kidney nontumor
Blood vessel disorders
Emboli in kidney

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

Revised: 21 March 2018, last major update December 2012

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PubMed Search: Emboli in kidney [title]

Cite this page: Sangle, N. Emboli in kidney. PathologyOutlines.com website. http://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/kidneyemboli.html. Accessed August 18th, 2018.
Definition / general
  • Occur after surgery for abdominal aortic aneurysm or aortography
  • May cause acute renal failure if renal function already compromised
  • Often have cholesterol crystals
Microscopic (histologic) images

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Cholesterol crystal embolization from upstream coronary artery plaque after percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty