Urologic manifestations of sickle hemoglobinopathies

Sanford D. Minkin, Kook Sang Oh, Roger C. Sanders, Stanley S. Siegelman

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We analyzed the renal radiographic changes in the sickle hemoglobinopathies in 92 patients, in 70 of whom the specific hemoglobin type was documented by electrophoresis. The following conclusions have been drawn: (1) Approximately 50% of patients with SS hemoglobin have renal enlargement (both on roentgenograms and at autopsy), while only a small proportion of patients with the other hemoglobinopathies show renal enlargement; (2) slightly more than one half of patients with each type of hemoglobinopathy have calyceal changes; and (3) these calyceal changes do not fall into a specific pattern with respect to hemoglobin type.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)23-28
Number of pages6
JournalSouthern medical journal
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1979


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Minkin, S. D., Oh, K. S., Sanders, R. C., & Siegelman, S. S. (1979). Urologic manifestations of sickle hemoglobinopathies. Southern medical journal, 72(1), 23-28. https://doi.org/10.1097/00007611-197901000-00009