IPLab:Lab 6:Glomerulonephritis

From Pathology Education Instructional Resource
Jump to: navigation, search

Clinical Summary[edit]

This 17-year-old white male had end-stage renal disease requiring hemodialysis for 10 years. For the previous four years he had hypertension which slowly increased to about 180/120 mm Hg. Laboratory findings included a greatly elevated BUN and creatinine. He was admitted for bilateral nephrectomy and discharged in satisfactory condition on the 10th postoperative day. He was to be contacted in the future for transplantation.

Autopsy Findings[edit]

The left (97 grams) and right (88 grams) kidneys were of similar appearance. Cortices were pale, diffusely granular with a few 1-2 mm cysts. On being sectioned, the cortex of each kidney was thin (4-5 mm) and pale. Renal medullae were pale yellow-tan in color and there was abundant peripelvic fat. The ureters, pelvis, calyces and hilar vessels showed no abnormalities.


Virtual Microscopy[edit]

Study Questions[edit]

Additional Resources[edit]


Journal Articles[edit]


Related IPLab Cases[edit]

A normal alkaline phosphatase is 39 to 117 U/L.

These tests are measures of kidney function. High levels mean low function.

A normal kidney weighs 157 grams (range: 115 to 220 grams).

A normal kidney weighs 157 grams (range: 115 to 220 grams).

Oliguria is the occurrence of decreased urine output.

Hematuria is the presence of blood in the urine.