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Kidney Health

Kidney Health Urology Endowment Fund Kidney diseases are on the rise. 1 in 3 American adults are at risk for kidney disease. Major risk factors include diabetes, high blood pressure, a family history of kidney failure and being age 60 or older. Kidney diseases - ranging from cancer and other masses/cysts to kidney stones and chronic kidney disease - often have no symptoms and can go undetected un...

Kidney Stones

A concise review of kidney stones for newly diagnosed patients, including symptoms and treatment.

Kidney Stones

A comprehensive patient guide explaining the symptoms, causes and treatment of kidney stones.

Did You Know? Kidney Stones

Kidney stones are small, hard mineral deposits that form in the kidney. They may stay in the kidney or travel down the urinary tract. The medical term for kidney stones is nephrolithiasis. The medical term for stones occurring in the urinary tract is urolithiasis. Each year, more than 500,000 people visit emergency rooms for kidney stone problems.Kidney stone disease is one of the oldest and most ...

Ectopic Kidney

Most people are born with 2 kidneys. Factors can sometimes affect how the kidneys develop. An ectopic kidney is a kidney that does not grow in the proper location. Information here will help you talk with your urologist if you or your child has an ectopic kidney. What Happens Under Normal Conditions? Male Urinary Tract Medical Illustration Copyright © 2015 Nucleus Medical Media, All rights r...

Kidney Transplant

Kidney transplant from donor to recipient A kidney transplant is one of the most common organ transplant surgeries performed today. In this surgery, kidneys that aren't working well are replaced by a kidney from a donor. Kidney transplants have been performed since the 1950s. This surgery is a lifesaving choice for thousands of patients with endstage kidney disease (kidney renal failure). If you...

Kidney Stones

Female Urinary Tract Medical Illustration Copyright © 2015 Nucleus Medical Media, All rights reserved Male Urinary Tract Medical Illustration Copyright © 2015 Nucleus Medical Media, All rights reserved Urine contains many dissolved minerals and salts. When your urine has high levels of these minerals and salts, you can form stones. Kidney stones can start small but can grow larger in...

Kidney Cancer

Parts of the kidneyImage © 2003 Fairman Studios, LLC. Cancer is when cells in the body grow out of control. These cells can form a tumor or damaged tissue. If cancer cells grow in the kidney, it is called kidney cancer. The most common kidney cancer in adults is renal cell carcinoma. It forms in the lining of very small tubes in the kidney. Cancers found in the center of the kidney are kn...

Understanding Kidney Cancer

Kidney cancer, also known as renal cancer, is cancer that forms in the kidneys. The kidneys are a pair of bean-shaped organs that are about the size of a small fist and sit on each side of the spine, above the waist. Their primary job is to clean the blood and produce urine to rid the body of waste. Kidney cancer is among the 10 most common cancers in both men and women; however, a person's lifet...

Kidney (Renal) Ultrasound

Male urinary tract Medical Illustration Copyright © 2015 Nucleus Medical Media, All rights reserved Female urinary tract Medical Illustration Copyright © 2015 Nucleus Medical Media, All rights reserved The kidneys are 2, fist-sized organs found on either side of your mid-section ("retroperitoneum"). The kidneys remove waste from the blood and make urine. They also balance salts ("ele...

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