Pathology of endocrine organs in chronic renal failure--an autopsy analysis of 66 patients.

@article{Elias1984PathologyOE,
  title={Pathology of endocrine organs in chronic renal failure--an autopsy analysis of 66 patients.},
  author={Alan N Elias and Nosratola D. Vaziri and Saadia Farooqui and David B C Martin and M K Mirahmadi},
  journal={The International journal of artificial organs},
  year={1984},
  volume={7 5},
  pages={251-6}
}
Gross and microscopic findings at autopsy are reported in 66 patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD). Nineteen patients received renal transplant, and 47 were maintained on chronic dialysis. Thyromegaly was seen in over half of the dialysis patients and in a third of the transplant recipients. The mean weight of the thyroid gland in the two groups was similar (26.2 +/- 4.5 g in the transplant group and 27.2 +/- 6 g in the group on dialysis). The parathyroid glands were hyperplastic in 10… CONTINUE READING

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