The clinical spectrum of renal cholesterol embolization.

  title={The clinical spectrum of renal cholesterol embolization.},
  author={Michael C. Smith and M. Ghose and Allan Henry},
  journal={The American journal of medicine},
  volume={71 1},
Renal cholesterol embolization can occur spontaneously or as a complication of aortic surgery or major vessel angiography in patients with diffuse atherosclerosis. The demonstration of characteristic cholesterol crystals in tissue biopsy specimens is a pathognomonic finding. However, renal cholesterol embolism may be clinically diagnosed when renal failure develops after known inciting factors or together with systemic manifestations of atheromatous embolization such as lower extremity livedo… CONTINUE READING


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