Reflex Anuria Secondary to Unilateral Ureteric Obstruction by Urolithiasis: is it a Gender Specific Phenomenon?
Author(s): Khan MH, Hari Krishnan JA, Jones GE and Mir KKhan MH, Hari Krishnan JA, Jones GE and Mir K
Introduction: Acute renal failure (ARF) can manifest secondary to urinary tract obstruction. In a small number of patients ARF can occur with unilateral ureteric obstruction in the presence of normal contralateral kidney function. This phenomenon is known as reflex anuria. We present a case series of 20 patients with ARF secondary to reflex anuria following unilateral urinary tract obstruction caused by ureteric calculi. Material and methods: We reviewed data at our hospital which is a tertiary stone referral centre for our region. Data was collected prospectively over a fifteen-month period from August 2010 until November 2011 for all patients presenting with renal colic. Results: Eighty-seven male patients and seventeen female patients presented to our department with acute colic sec.. Read More»