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January 1981

Spontaneous Reversal of Renal Failure by Renal Artery Recanalization

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Surgery, University of Wisconsin Medical School, Madison.

Arch Surg. 1981;116(1):107-109. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1981.01380130083018

• The kidney can remain viable even in anuric renal failure. Arteriography and hippuran scanning were not helpful in determining renal viability in a 41-year-old man. Interestingly, a high-grade stenotic lesion of the renal artery had resolved during a three-month period probably by recanalization. This illustrates that conservative management may result in preservation of viable renal parenchyma.

(Arch Surg 116:107-109, 1981)

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