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Renal Cortical Necrosis
Alessandro Furlan, MD
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KEY FACTS

  • Terminology

    • Imaging

      • Top Differential Diagnoses

        • Pathology

          • Clinical Issues

            TERMINOLOGY

            • Definitions

              • Rare form of acute renal injury characterized by ischemic necrosis of renal cortex

            IMAGING

            • General Features

              • Imaging Recommendations

                • Radiographic Findings

                  • CT Findings

                    • MR Findings

                      • Ultrasonographic Findings

                        DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                          PATHOLOGY

                          • General Features

                            • Microscopic Features

                              CLINICAL ISSUES

                              • Presentation

                                • Demographics

                                  • Natural History & Prognosis

                                    • Treatment

                                      Selected References

                                      1. Quin R et al: Unilateral renal cortical necrosis: report of a case. Diagn Interv Imaging. 94(4):463-5, 2013
                                      2. Larakeb AS et al: Acute renal cortical necrosis due to acquired antiprotein S antibodies. Pediatr Nephrol. 24(1):207-9, 2009
                                      3. Cerdá J et al: The contrasting characteristics of acute kidney injury in developed and developing countries. Nat Clin Pract Nephrol. 4(3):138-53, 2008
                                      4. Jha V et al: Natural medicines causing acute kidney injury. Semin Nephrol. 28(4):416-28, 2008
                                      5. Prakash J et al: Decreasing incidence of renal cortical necrosis in patients with acute renal failure in developing countries: a single-centre experience of 22 years from Eastern India. Nephrol Dial Transplant. 22(4):1213-7, 2007
                                      6. Jeong JY et al: Atypical low-signal-intensity renal parenchyma: causes and patterns. Radiographics. 22(4):833-46, 2002
                                      7. Jeong JY et al: MR findings of renal cortical necrosis. J Comput Assist Tomogr. 26(2):232-6, 2002
                                      8. Mercado-Deane MG et al: US of renal insufficiency in neonates. Radiographics. 22(6):1429-38, 2002
                                      9. François M et al: MR imaging features of acute bilateral renal cortical necrosis. Am J Kidney Dis. 35(4):745-8, 2000
                                      10. Kawashima A et al: CT evaluation of renovascular disease. RadioGraphics 20: 1321-40, 2000
                                      11. Badiola-Varela CM: Acute renal cortical necrosis: contrast-enhanced CT and pathologic correlation. Urol Radiol. 14(3):159-60, 1992
                                      12. Sefczek RJ et al: Sonography of acute renal cortical necrosis. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 142(3):553-4, 1984
                                      13. Goergen TG et al: CT appearance of acute renal cortical necrosis. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 137(1):176-7, 1981
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                                      KEY FACTS

                                      • Terminology

                                        • Imaging

                                          • Top Differential Diagnoses

                                            • Pathology

                                              • Clinical Issues

                                                TERMINOLOGY

                                                • Definitions

                                                  • Rare form of acute renal injury characterized by ischemic necrosis of renal cortex

                                                IMAGING

                                                • General Features

                                                  • Imaging Recommendations

                                                    • Radiographic Findings

                                                      • CT Findings

                                                        • MR Findings

                                                          • Ultrasonographic Findings

                                                            DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                                                              PATHOLOGY

                                                              • General Features

                                                                • Microscopic Features

                                                                  CLINICAL ISSUES

                                                                  • Presentation

                                                                    • Demographics

                                                                      • Natural History & Prognosis

                                                                        • Treatment

                                                                          Selected References

                                                                          1. Quin R et al: Unilateral renal cortical necrosis: report of a case. Diagn Interv Imaging. 94(4):463-5, 2013
                                                                          2. Larakeb AS et al: Acute renal cortical necrosis due to acquired antiprotein S antibodies. Pediatr Nephrol. 24(1):207-9, 2009
                                                                          3. Cerdá J et al: The contrasting characteristics of acute kidney injury in developed and developing countries. Nat Clin Pract Nephrol. 4(3):138-53, 2008
                                                                          4. Jha V et al: Natural medicines causing acute kidney injury. Semin Nephrol. 28(4):416-28, 2008
                                                                          5. Prakash J et al: Decreasing incidence of renal cortical necrosis in patients with acute renal failure in developing countries: a single-centre experience of 22 years from Eastern India. Nephrol Dial Transplant. 22(4):1213-7, 2007
                                                                          6. Jeong JY et al: Atypical low-signal-intensity renal parenchyma: causes and patterns. Radiographics. 22(4):833-46, 2002
                                                                          7. Jeong JY et al: MR findings of renal cortical necrosis. J Comput Assist Tomogr. 26(2):232-6, 2002
                                                                          8. Mercado-Deane MG et al: US of renal insufficiency in neonates. Radiographics. 22(6):1429-38, 2002
                                                                          9. François M et al: MR imaging features of acute bilateral renal cortical necrosis. Am J Kidney Dis. 35(4):745-8, 2000
                                                                          10. Kawashima A et al: CT evaluation of renovascular disease. RadioGraphics 20: 1321-40, 2000
                                                                          11. Badiola-Varela CM: Acute renal cortical necrosis: contrast-enhanced CT and pathologic correlation. Urol Radiol. 14(3):159-60, 1992
                                                                          12. Sefczek RJ et al: Sonography of acute renal cortical necrosis. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 142(3):553-4, 1984
                                                                          13. Goergen TG et al: CT appearance of acute renal cortical necrosis. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 137(1):176-7, 1981