Tagged: kidney

Nephrotic syndrome

Nephrotic syndrome

A collection of symptoms and signs that results from damage to the glomeruli (filtering units of the kidney) causing severe proteinuria (loss of protein from the bloodstream into the urine). Loss of large amounts...

Nephrectomy

Nephrectomy

Surgical removal of one or both of the kidneys. WHY IT IS DONE One of the most common reasons for nephrectomy is to remove a malignant tumor (see Kidney cancer). A kidney may also...