Citation, DOI & article data
The Kerr kink is a sign of renal tuberculosis. Scarring in the adjacent tissues due to chronic inflammation leads to a sharp kink at the pelviureteric junction (PUJ).
History and etymology
William "Bill" K Kerr, a Canadian urologist, described his eponymous sign in 1967 3.
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