[Compensatory hypertrophy of the healthy kidney as an important prerequisite for nephrectomy of the small kidney].


In children with hypertension and unilateral small kidney blood pressure may be normalized by nephrectomy of the small kidney; but hypertension may persist, if the contralateral kidney is not normal. Nephrectomy of the small kidney therefore should only be performed, if integrity of the contralateral kidney is certain. The best indicator about integrity in… (More)


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