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Renal segmental hypoplasia

In nephrology, renal segmental hypoplasia, also Ask-Upmark kidney, is a kidney with a partially developed or atrophic renal cortex.[1]



It is thought to be congential or the consequence of vesicoureteral reflux.[2]


Ask-Upmark kidneys are a cause of secondary hypertension that can be curable.[2]

See also


  1. ^ Sugimoto T, Tanaka Y, Nitta N, Uzu T, Nishio Y, Kashiwagi A (2006). "Renal segmental hypoplasia, Ask-Upmark kidney, in a patient with adult-onset hypertension". Intern. Med. 45 (19): 1101–2. PMID 17077574. Free Full Text.
  2. ^ a b Babin J, Sackett M, Delage C, Lebel M (2005). "The Ask-Upmark kidney: a curable cause of hypertension in young patients". Journal of human hypertension 19 (4): 315–6. doi:10.1038/sj.jhh.1001822. PMID 15647775.
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