Indian Journal of Urology
CASE REPORT
Year
: 2000  |  Volume : 16  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 157--160

Renal failure following unilateral nephrectomy in Wilms«SQ» tumour


KL Narasimhan, Sujit Kumar Chowdhary, RK Marwaha, KLN Rao 
 Departments of Paediatric Sugery & Paediatrics, Chandigarh, India

Correspondence Address:
K L Narasimhan
Dept. of Paediatric Surgery, PGIMER, Chandigarh - 160 012
India

A 3-year-old male child with (L) sided Wilms«SQ» tumour with extensive vena caval thrombus developed acute re­nal failure following (L) nephrectomy. In kidney tumours with inferior vena caval (IVC) in­volvement the difference in the venous drainage of the right and left kidneys makes the (R) kidney more vulner­able to venous hypertension and renal failure following a left nephrectomy. The likely etiology of acute renal shut­down of the opposite kidney in the index case is discussed and preventive measures suggested.


How to cite this article:
Narasimhan K L, Chowdhary SK, Marwaha R K, Rao K. Renal failure following unilateral nephrectomy in Wilms' tumour.Indian J Urol 2000;16:157-160


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Narasimhan K L, Chowdhary SK, Marwaha R K, Rao K. Renal failure following unilateral nephrectomy in Wilms' tumour. Indian J Urol [serial online] 2000 [cited 2020 Jan 24 ];16:157-160
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