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Do a lot of people get renal infarction?

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Dr. Dennis Clifford
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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