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Renal segmental hypoplasia

Renal segmental hypoplasia

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

Etiology

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

Significance

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

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