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Nefrologia. 2005;25(2):191-4.

[Chronic renal failure secondary to uterine prolapse].

[Article in Spanish]

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  • 1Sección de Nefrología, Hospital General La Mancha-Centro, Alcázar de San Juan, Ciudad Real. cpeces@varnet.com

Abstract

Acute and chronic renal failure secondary to bilateral severe hydroureteronephrosis is a rare sequela of uterine prolapse. We report a case of neglected complete uterine prolapse in a 72-year-old patient resulting in bilateral hydroureter, hydronephrosis, and chronic renal failure. In an attempt to diminish the ureteral obstruction a vaginal pessary was used to reduce the uterine prolapse. Finally, surgical repair of prolapse by means of a vaginal hysterectomy was performed. In conclusion, all patients presenting with complete uterine prolapse should be screened to exclude urinary tract obstruction. If present, obstructive uropathy should be relieved by the reduction or repair of the prolapse before irreversible renal damage occurs.

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