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Acute renal insufficiency secondary to ureteral obstruction
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2596360     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Acute renal insufficiency due to ureteral obstruction is relatively uncommon and gives rise to difficulties of diagnosis and treatment. The series presented here analyzes these aspects in 24 patients who had 27 episodes of proven anuria due to ureteral obstruction. Their average age was 62. Six patients had only one kidney (25%). The most common etiology was cancer (two thirds of the cases), mainly of genitourinary origin (10/16). Calcium or uric acid urethral lithiasis was the main cause of obstruction in the benign group. Treatment corresponded to a wide range of obstruction removal procedures depending on the etiology, but in the secondary to cancer it was very aggressive and the most used was nephrostomy. The decision to perform any treatment of obstructive anuria in patients with cancer should take into account a variety of important aspects amongst which prevail the prognosis of the basal illness, the handling of cancerous pain, the complications and mortality associated with the procedure and the patient's prospects.
O Castillo; F J Alarcón; S Vial
Publication Detail:
Type:  English Abstract; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Actas urologicas españolas     Volume:  13     ISSN:  0210-4806     ISO Abbreviation:  Actas Urol Esp     Publication Date:    1989 Sep-Oct
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1990-01-19     Completed Date:  1990-01-19     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7704993     Medline TA:  Actas Urol Esp     Country:  SPAIN    
Other Details:
Languages:  spa     Pagination:  388-90     Citation Subset:  IM    
Vernacular Title:
Insuficiencia renal aguda secundaria a obstrucción ureteral.
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MeSH Terms
Anuria / etiology
Kidney Failure, Acute / etiology*,  therapy
Middle Aged
Neoplasms / complications
Postoperative Complications
Radiotherapy / adverse effects
Ureteral Obstruction / complications*,  therapy
Urinary Calculi / complications
Urinary Diversion

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