Reversibility of renal atrophy caused by unilateral reduction of renal blood supply.

@article{Omae1960ReversibilityOR,
  title={Reversibility of renal atrophy caused by unilateral reduction of renal blood supply.},
  author={Teruo Omae and G. M. C. Masson},
  journal={The Journal of clinical investigation},
  year={1960},
  volume={39},
  pages={21-7}
}
Experimental unilateral reduction of renal blood flow results in atrophy of one kidney and hypertrophy of the other (1-4). The atrophic process consists of involution of the glomeruli and transformation of the tubules into thick compact cords along with failure of excretory function. Hypertension is generally, but not necessarily, associated with unilateral partial atrophy (5); when it is present and severe, only the nonatrophic kidney shows nephrosclerosis (14). Remission of hypertension… CONTINUE READING