Nephrocalcinosis

Last revised by Kieran Kusel on 21 Feb 2022

Nephrocalcinosis, previously known as Anderson-Carr kidney or Albright calcinosis, refers to the deposition of calcium salts in the parenchyma of the kidney. It is divided into several types, with differing etiologies, based on the distribution:

History and etymology

An American surgeon L F Anderson in the 1940s, and a British radiologist, Reginald J Carr, in the 1950s, carried out pioneering work on the formation of renal calculi 2,3.

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Cases and figures

  • Case 1: medullary
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  • Case 2: Anderson Carr kidney
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  • Case 4: medullary
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  • Case 2: medullary
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  •  Case 5
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  • Case 6
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