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"nonperfused, very small, possible renal infarction"?

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I am undergoing mitral valve repair next month and had a CT scan that showed my right kidney to be "nonperfused, very small, possible renal infarction" I knew beforehand that I am missing my left kidney (found in a CT scan after an accident a few years ago), but always assumed that since my BUN and creatinine were normal that my right kidney was too. Is this finding something that I should see a urologist for? Do I need to be concerned about the function of my right kidney due to these findings?


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replied April 13th, 2011
Kidney Conditions Answer A21898
Hello, and thank you for your medical question on e Health Forum.

From the description it seems that you had a single functioning kidney (Right) and that has been found to be small and with reduced perfusion.

This is a situation that needs to be evaluated by a doctor (Nephrologist) and tests to determine the current renal functions have to be done.

Based on the findings, steps can be taken prophylactically to prevent any further progression and treat any complications.

I hope this helps.


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