DOI 10.5414/CN107127

Clinical Nephrology, Volume 78 - October (312 - 315)

Spontaneous bilateral renal pelvis thrombus formation presenting as anuric acute renal failure

Jason Reese1, Timothy Tausch2, Megan Barnwell1, Andrew C. Peterson2, MaryAnne McDonald3
1 Internal Medicine Residency Program, 2 Department of Surgery, Division of Urology, 3 Department of Nephrology, Madigan Army Medical Center, Tacoma, WA, USA

Abstract

A 59-year-old woman was admitted to the internal medicine service after presenting to the emergency department with complaints of abdominal pain and hematuria. Upon further evaluation, the patient was found to be significantly coagulopathic secondary to the intentional ingestion of brodifacoum, the active ingredient in D-Con rat poison, in an attempt to commit suicide. The patient was treated and discharged only to return several days later with new pain and the inability to urinate. She was found to be in acute renal failure and renal ultrasonography revealed bilateral ureteral and renal pelvis thrombus leading to acute obstructive nephropathy. She was taken emergently to the operating room for placement of bilateral ureteral stents which resulted in decompression of her collecting system and resolution of her renal failure.

Author Details

Authors

  • Jason Reese1
  • Timothy Tausch2
  • Megan Barnwell1
  • Andrew C. Peterson2
  • MaryAnne McDonald3

Departments

  • 1 Internal Medicine Residency Program,
  • 2 Department of Surgery, Division of Urology,
  • 3 Department of Nephrology, Madigan Army Medical Center, Tacoma, WA, USA

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