The Renointestinal Relationships: Normal and Pathologic Anatomy

  • Morton A. Meyers


Many patients with renal disease present with symptoms that seem to arise from the digestive tract. Practically every case of urinary tract disease is known to be accompanied by some gastrointestinal complaint of a transitory or permanent character, particularly nausea, vomiting, epigastric distress, constipation, or diarrhea.1Gastrointestinal symptoms alone have been noted in up to 43% of patients. Since clinical investigation of such patients is often started with barium contrast studies, it is important to recognize that characteristic effects on specific portions of the bowel may uncover the primary renal disease and redirect the course of evaluation.2


Left Kidney Splenic Flexure Hepatic Flexure Jejunal Loop Renal Agenesis 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Morton A. Meyers
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Radiology, School of MedicineState University of New York at Stony BrookStony BrookUSA

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