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What is a renal infarction?
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Dr. John Hammes
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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