granular cast


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gran·u·lar cast

a relatively dark, dense urinary cast of coarsely or finely particulate cellular debris and other proteinaceous material, frequently seen in chronic renal disease but also in the recovery phase of acute renal failure.
See also: waxy cast.

granular cast

Etymology: L, granulum, little grain; ONorse, kasta
a mass of pathological debris composed of cells filled with protein and fatty granules.

granular cast

Nephrology A finding in urinalysis characterized by molded forms from renal tubules punctuated by multiple granules; fine GCs arise from degenerating renal tubular cells; coarse GCs may correspond to a degenerating cell in the renal tubule. See Cast.

gran·u·lar cast

(GC) (granyū-lăr kast)
Dark, dense urinary cast of particulate cellular debris and other proteinaceous material, frequently seen in chronic renal disease.
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