Reflex Anuria: A Rare Cause of Acute Kidney Injury
BACKGROUND: Acute Kidney Injury results from pre renal, post renal or intrinsic renal causes. Reflex anuria is a very rare cause of renal impairment which happens due to irritation or trauma to one kidney or ureter, or severely painful stimuli to other nearby organs.
CASE PRESENTATION: Here we present a case of acute kidney injury secondary to reflex anuria in a patient who underwent extensive gynecological surgery along with ureteral manipulation which recovered spontaneously.
CONCLUSION: Reflex Anuria is a rare and often not considered as cause of acute kidney injury. This case illustrates that this should be kept as a differential in potential cause of acute kidney injury in patient undergoing urogenital or gynecological surgeries.
Published In/Presented At
Adediran, S., & Dhakarwal, P. (2014). Reflex anuria: a rare cause of acute kidney injury. Journal Of Community Hospital Internal Medicine Perspectives, 4.doi:10.3402/jchimp.v4.23423
Medical Sciences | Medical Specialties | Medicine and Health Sciences | Nephrology
Department of Medicine, Department of Medicine Fellows and Residents