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Acute renal failure secondary to small cell lung cancer with tumor infiltration of the kidneys.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16703800     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Acute renal failure secondary to tumor infiltration of the kidneys is uncommon and largely described in patients with lymphoma or leukemia. We report a 64-year-old man previously diagnosed with limited stage small cell lung cancer who presented with acute renal failure (ARF). Renal imaging showed bilateral enlargement with features suggestive of an infiltrative process. A kidney biopsy established the diagnosis of metastatic small cell lung cancer with diffuse renal parenchymal infiltration. This case emphasizes the rare potential for cancers to metastasize to the kidneys, which can result in ARF. Early recognition of this cause of ARF is crucial, in particular, when the tumor is amenable to chemotherapy or irradiation.
Yao-Ko Wen; Mei-Ling Chen
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Renal failure     Volume:  28     ISSN:  0886-022X     ISO Abbreviation:  Ren Fail     Publication Date:  2006  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-05-17     Completed Date:  2006-11-30     Revised Date:  2008-05-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8701128     Medline TA:  Ren Fail     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  261-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of Nephrology, Changhua Christian Hospital, Taiwan.
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MeSH Terms
Carcinoma, Small Cell / secondary*
Kidney Failure, Acute / etiology*
Kidney Neoplasms / complications*,  secondary*
Lung Neoplasms / pathology*
Middle Aged

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