A cause of acute renal dysfunction: a giant bladder diverticulum

Abstract

We describe the case of a previously 77-year-old man who accessed in our Nephrology Unit for acute kidney injury (AKI) on chronic kidney disease (CKD), gastric discomfort and vague urinary symptoms with apparently preserved diuresis and suspected “ascites”. Physical examination confirmed the presence of abdominal effusion, even though ultrasound abdominal examination revealed the presence of a giant diverticular urinary bladder with bilateral hydronephrosis. We discuss the diagnostic and therapeutic approach of these rare complications by briefly reviewing the technical aspects and the possible consequences.

 

KEY WORDS: Bladder diverticulum, obstructive nephropathy, AKI

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