What are the renal parenchymal causes of flank pain?

Updated: Dec 11, 2019
  • Author: Bradley C Gill, MD, MS; Chief Editor: Bradley Fields Schwartz, DO, FACS  more...
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Renal parenchymal etiologies consist of pathologic processes involving the renal parenchyma. Often, these conditions produce pain as a result of tissue inflammation or infarction, but stretching of the renal capsule from edema or hematoma also produce pain. A variety of conditions related to the renal parenchyma can produce flank pain, as reviewed below.

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