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 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 52 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 1999
  • Title of Journal : CLINICAL NEPHROLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.179-182


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.