Cyclical acute renal failure due to bilateral ureteral endometriosis


AKCAY A., ALTUN B., USALAN C., Ulusoy S., ERDEM Y., YASAVUL U., ...More

CLINICAL NEPHROLOGY, vol.52, no.3, pp.179-182, 1999 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 52 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 1999
  • Journal Name: CLINICAL NEPHROLOGY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.179-182
  • Karadeniz Technical University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Endometriosis is a common disease but ureteral involvement is relatively rare. Ureteric endometriosis is mostly unilateral. Endometriotic ureteral obstruction is a serious event commonly diagnosed late and therefore associated with a major risk of hydronephrotic renal atrophy, We present the cyclical acute renal failure associated with menstruation in a patient who developed severe bilateral ureteral obstruction due to endometriosis. Physicians should be aware of this uncommon but serious manifestation of endometriosis, especially if the clinical presentation is cyclical acute renal dysfunction in a premenopausal woman.