Necrosis - renal papillae; Renal medullary necrosis
Necrosis (tissue death) of the renal papillae may make the kidney unable to concentrate the urine. Symptoms may include:
Additional symptoms that may be associated with this disease:
An examination may reveal tenderness when touching the body over the affected kidney. There may be a history of chronic or recurrent urinary tract infections. There may be signs of obstructive uropathy or renal failure.
A urinalysis may show dead tissue in the urine.
An IVP may show obstruction or tissue in the renal pelvis or ureter.
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