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Kidney anatomy


The kidneys are responsible for removing wastes from the body, regulating electrolyte balance and blood pressure, and stimulating red blood cell production. Kidney anatomy

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Fanconi syndrome
Kidney disease
Kidney stones
Medullary cystic kidney disease
Chronic kidney disease
Membranous nephropathy
Membranoproliferative GN
Renal papillary necrosis
Distal renal tubular acidosis
Acute nephritic syndrome
Proximal renal tubular acidosis
Chronic unilateral obstructive uropathy
End-stage kidney disease
Acute kidney failure
Post-streptococcal glomerulonephritis (GN)
Prerenal azotemia
Acute unilateral obstructive uropathy
Acute tubular necrosis
Renal vein thrombosis
Renal cell carcinoma
Cancer - renal pelvis or ureter
Injury - kidney and ureter
Renal and urological disorders
UPJ obstruction
Acute arterial occlusion - kidney
Perirenal abscess
Wilms tumor
Bladder outlet obstruction
Kidney transplant
Kidney function tests
Renal venogram
Abdominal ultrasound
Renal arteriography
Intravenous pyelogram
Renal scan
Renal perfusion scintiscan
Ureteral retrograde brush biopsy
Renal biopsy

Review Date: 7/11/2008
Reviewed By: Parul Patel, MD, Private Practice specializing in Nephrology and Kidney and Pancreas Transplantation, Affiliated with California Pacific Medical Center, Department of Transplantation, San Francisco, CA. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.
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