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What is a renal infarction?

What is a renal infarction?

Kidney death: If the blood supply to the kidney is blocked or damaged (by clot or trauma), kidney tissue dies. Renal infarction can involve some or all of 1 or both kidneys. Since the kidneys are a vital organ and they don't regenerate if dead (they can recover from acute tubular necrosis, a separate condition) this is potentially very serious and warrants specialty evaluation/care. ...Read more

Infarction (Definition)

When the blood supply of a tissue is compromised by whatever mechanism, the tissue will stop working and if blood flow is not restored, the tissue will eventually die ("infarct", both verb and noun). The clinical picture that runs with development of an infarct ("heart attack"; ...Read more


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How do you get a renal infarction?

How do you get a renal infarction?

Throbisis: Usually something that trigger a renal artery thrombisis cutting off the blood supply to that kidney trauma with injury to a kidney can cause as well. ...Read more

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Do a lot of people get renal infarction?

Do a lot of people get renal infarction?

Rare event: Renal infarction is the term for loss of blood supply to all or a portion of the kidney which then dies. It is not a common event. It can be caused by atherosclerosis or more rarely, by blood clots lodging in the renal arteries. It can be a consequence of surgery on the abdominal aorta. ...Read more

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Renal infarction kidney, how long is the recovery?

Depends : Hard to answer because it depends on the cause, how severe, and how much kidney was affected. Infarction means tissue death, so the amount of kidney infarcted is lost. If only a small area 20% of one kidney, there is not likely to be much harm. The more kidney affected, especially is due to a systemic diseases i.e. Massive shock and low blood pressure--it may be significant. ...Read more

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Do doctors see a lot of patients with renal infarction?

Do doctors see a lot of patients with renal infarction?

Kidney Infacrtion: In my 35 years of experience, kidney infarction has been rare. I have seen renal vein thrombosis in patients with diseases that cause a huge amount of protein loss, but only one of those patients has had a loss of kidney function requiring removal of that kidney. The only other patient that had renal infaction was a child that had a narrowing of the renal artery and an attempted repair failed. ...Read more

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Renal infarction with 50 % kidney infected. Always get second opinion for action plan?

Renal infarction with 50 % kidney infected. Always get second opinion for action plan?

Kidney infarct: Kidney infarction is serious - very serious. 50 % infarction is likely to disable the kidney more - over time. What caused this? Is only one kidney involved? Yes a second opinion is essential: Root cause? vascular fix needed? is BP shooting up? Best meds? Can kidney be spared? Or is removal best? Is other kidney in jeopardy? ...Read more

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Can you offer any other causes for renal infarct aside from cardiac problems? Suffered bilateral infarcts & docs can't find the cause.

Emboli/vasculitis: Typically renal infarcts imply a "showering" of either clot (ex-heart w atrial fibrillation), or atherosclerotic debris (aorta--livedo reticularis-"blue toe"), or potentially due to active inflammation of the renal arteries (vasculitis as can occur in connective tissue disorders and which typically also show peripheral skin findings, as well as rash, joint symptoms, fluid deposition in chest/peric. ...Read more

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Transthoracic echocardiogram, chest x ray, renal sonogram, lots of blood work by hematologist, lupus test found nothing after splenic infarct. Am i ok?

Transthoracic echocardiogram, chest x ray, renal sonogram, lots of blood work by hematologist, lupus test found nothing after splenic infarct. Am i ok?

Splenic infarct: You have a lot of normal tests. This is a good thing. You should discuss with your doctor(s) who know you best what their impression is. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: infarction?

What is the definition or description of: infarction?

Death from no blood: When the blood supply of a tissue is compromised by whatever mechanism, the tissue will stop working and if blood flow is not restored, the tissue will eventually die ("infarct", both verb and noun). The clinical picture that runs with development of an infarct ("heart attack"; "stroke") is called "infarction". ...Read more

Infarct (Definition)

It means an area of tissue death due to lack of oxygen most commonly associated with ...Read more