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Deformation of kidneys following obstruction of left ureter.
The atrophy of the left kidney would only have been caused if the obstruction of the ureter was a chronic condition. An acute obstruction would have most likely caused a condition called “hydronephrosis” - the swelling of a kidney due to backup of urine.
Long-term swelling can cause permanent kidney damage (such as atrophy), but if it only affects one kidney, the body can generally function without severe complications.
A Text-Book of Pathology. W. G. MacCallum, 1916.

Deformation of kidneys following obstruction of left ureter.

The atrophy of the left kidney would only have been caused if the obstruction of the ureter was a chronic condition. An acute obstruction would have most likely caused a condition called “hydronephrosis” - the swelling of a kidney due to backup of urine.

Long-term swelling can cause permanent kidney damage (such as atrophy), but if it only affects one kidney, the body can generally function without severe complications.

A Text-Book of Pathology. W. G. MacCallum, 1916.