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June 6, 1931

CALCIFICATION OF INTRARENAL ARTERIES GIVING ROENTGEN APPEARANCE OF CALCULI

JAMA. 1931;96(23):1935-1936. doi:10.1001/jama.1931.02720490015003

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Abstract

Calcification of the walls of the large intrarenal branches of the renal arteries in such a way as to give the roentgenologic appearance of calculi or tuberculous calcification is extremely rare.

Calcification of this type has occasionally been noted at the postmortem table, but so far as we have been able to determine there are no reports in the literature of a case similar to this one and only a few vague references as to the possibility of its occurrence:

A white man, aged 54, was first admitted to the clinic, March 18, 1929, with a benign hypertrophy of the prostate and acute urinary retention. A roentgen examination of the genito-urinary tract showed in the kidney regions several shadows that were thought to resemble calculi or to be due to a tuberculous process in the kidneys. A roentgenogram of the chest, at this time, was entirely negative.

Catheter drainage was

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