Case report: renal morbidity and compensatory renal responses associated with flank radiotherapy in two children.

Unilateral kidney irradiation, above renal tolerance, is occasionally necessary in the treatment of flank tumours in childhood. Renal atrophy follows. There is often a gradual increase in the function of the contralateral kidney to compensate for the radiation injury. The development of this compensatory response appears to be influenced by both age and any… CONTINUE READING