contracted kidney


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con·tract·ed kid·ney

a diffusely scarred kidney in which the relatively large amount of abnormal fibrous tissue and ischemic atrophy leads to a moderate or great reduction in the size of the organ, as in arteriolar nephrosclerosis and chronic glomerulonephritis.

con·tract·ed kid·ney

(kŏn-trakt'ĕd kid'nē)
A diffusely scarred kidney in which fibrous tissue and ischemic atrophy lead to reduction in the size of the organ.
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She had bilateral small and contracted kidneys on a renal ultrasound, and the underlying reason for her renal failure was unknown.
Hippocrates had noticed white clouds in urine, and the 13th-century Italian physician Saliceto provided a classic description of dropsy, scanty urine, and contracted kidneys. The preeminent Arab physician Rhazes had observed the association between damaged kidneys and dropsy.
Patients with past history of hypertension, diabetes mellitus or previous history of renal diseases and patients with contracted kidneys (< 7 cm) were excluded from study.