waxy casts

waxy casts

Nephrology Homogeneous cylindrical structures seen in the urine, and correspond to the degenerated cellular casts, and are typical of long-term oliguria and tubule obstruction; WCs are found in chronic renal failure, kidney rejection, amyloidosis; very broad waxy casts or 'renal failure' casts are typical of ESRD. See End-stage renal disease.
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They form waxy casts that block the nephron and cause interstitial inflammation (Gertz, 2005).
* It reports, for an individual or group, exam results for urine sediment categories (cells, casts, crystals, and organisms/artifacts) and the specific structures (e.g., waxy casts, oval fat bodies) within each category.