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Prolonged Oliguria with Survival in Acute Bilateral Cortical Necrosis

Br Med J 1968; 4 doi: (Published 26 October 1968) Cite this as: Br Med J 1968;4:220
  1. John Walls,
  2. Wagner J. Schorr,
  3. David N. S. Kerr


    Survival is uncommon in cases of acute bilateral cortical necrosis. Three cases admitted to the renal unit at Newcastle have regained useful renal function after oliguric phases of 38, 46, and 120 days.

    Prolonged periods of intermittent dialysis are justified in patients in whom a firm diagnosis of acute cortical necrosis is made.