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May 17, 1976

Bilaterally Small Kidneys in Shock

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Diagnostic Radiology, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Rochester, NY.

JAMA. 1976;235(20):2213-2214. doi:10.1001/jama.1976.03260460033018

Three cases of "shock kidneys" were demonstrated by excretory urography. A dense, prolonged nephrogram and decreased excretion of the contrast material during the hypotensive episode were seen. In addition, our cases show bilaterally small kidneys without evidence of underlying chronic renal disease, which we consider to be a normal physiologic response.

(JAMA 235:2213-2214, 1976)