Title

Reflex Anuria: A Rare Cause of Acute Kidney Injury

Publication/Presentation Date

1-2014

Abstract

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.

Volume

4

ISSN

2000-9666

Disciplines

Medical Sciences | Medical Specialties | Medicine and Health Sciences | Nephrology

PubMedID

24765255

Department(s)

Department of Medicine, Department of Medicine Fellows and Residents

Document Type

Article