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Year : 2009  |  Volume : 25  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 132-133

Rapid onset renal deterioration in an adult with silent ureteropelvic junction obstruction

Department of Urology, University of California, Davis Medical Center, Sacramento, California, USA

Correspondence Address:
Nicholas J Hellenthal
Department of Urology, UC Davis Medical Center, 4860 Y Street, Suite 3500, Sacramento, CA 95817
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/0970-1591.45553

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We report a case of a rapid renal deterioration due to ureteropelvic junction obstruction (UPJO) in an asymptomatic woman with prior normal diuretic renography. This case illustrates "silent" renal obstruction and the inability of diuretic renography in detecting significant renal obstruction. This case may favor close surveillance of any adult patient with potential UPJO, especially those with underlying renal disease or solitary kidney.

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