Acute non-dilating obstructive renal failure in a patient with AIDS

David A. Spector, Robert S. Katz, Harold Fuller, Lynda M. Cristiano, Susan Vilalis, John Jarrow

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A 30-year-old male who presented with acute renal failure was found to have acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). Although sonography and computerized tomography did not show urinary tract dilatation, obstructive renal failure was demonstrated by retrograde pyelography. Relief of obstruction(s) due to encasement of the renal pelves and ureters with histiocytic lymphoma led to immediate return of normal renal function. Although the etiology of renal failure in this patient is highly unusual, the high incidence of lymphoma in patients with AIDS should make tumor-related renal disease a consideration in all such patients with renal dysfunction.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)129-132
Number of pages4
JournalAmerican Journal of Nephrology
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 1 1989


  • AIDS
  • Lymphoma
  • Obstructive uropathy
  • Renal failure

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nephrology


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