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Cortical Nephrocalcinosis


Cortical nephrocalcinosis is a term used to describe the shell-like calcifications of the renal cortex that occur as a result of cortical dystrophy and chronic ischemia. The causes, in order of decreasing occurrence, include: chronic glomerulonephritis, acute cortical necrosis, hyperoxaluria, Alport’s syndrome (hereditary nephropathy and deafness), and chronic transplant rejection.

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