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Evaluation of the loin pain/hematuria syndrome treated by renal autotransplantation or radical renal neurectomy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9708604     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Some patients with the loin pain/hematuria syndrome suffer incapacitating flank pain. No effective therapy has been reported. Uncertainty persists concerning the authenticity of the pain and the role of surgery in treatment. Forty-six patients with loin pain/hematuria syndrome and intractable pain were evaluated following treatment either by renal autotransplantation (30 patients, 10 bilaterally) or by renal denervation (20 patients, four bilaterally) over a 13-year period. All patients had concomitant renal nerve excision and ligation and capsulotomy. There were 37 (80%) women and nine men aged 18 to 61 years (mean age, 33 years). Excretion urography and angiography were normal in all patients. Nineteen of 25 (76%) patients in whom renal autotransplantation was successfully accomplished and who completed a follow-up questionnaire were free of pain, including eight of 10 with bilateral procedures. The follow-up periods ranged from 1 to 13 years (mean, 8.4 years). Six patients have been free of pain for 10 to 13 years. Of 18 patients treated with renal neurectomy who were available for follow-up examination, 12 (67%) developed recurrent renal pain, including four who had pain relief on the other side following previous renal autotransplantation. The follow-up period for these patients ranged from 6 to 9.9 years (mean, 8.0 years). Three of four patients with recurrent renal pain following neurectomy were treated successfully by renal autotransplantation. The loin pain/hematuria syndrome is a rare cause of incapacitation, predominantly of relatively young females. The pain of the syndrome is organic. Renal autotransplantation achieves pain relief in three quarters of patients, but the procedure is often (30%) required bilaterally and has significant complications. Renal neurectomy is followed by an excessive incidence of recurrent renal pain.
Authors:
A G Sheil; A K Chui; D J Verran; J Boulas; L S Ibels
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of kidney diseases : the official journal of the National Kidney Foundation     Volume:  32     ISSN:  0272-6386     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Kidney Dis.     Publication Date:  1998 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1998-08-24     Completed Date:  1998-08-24     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8110075     Medline TA:  Am J Kidney Dis     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  215-20     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Surgery, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney, NSW, Australia. agrs@liver.rpa.cs.nsw.gov.au
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Female
Hematuria / etiology*
Humans
Kidney / innervation*
Kidney Diseases / complications,  physiopathology,  surgery*
Kidney Transplantation* / methods
Male
Middle Aged
Pain / etiology*
Syndrome
Transplantation, Autologous
Treatment Outcome

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