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Giant hydronephrosis due to ureteropelvic junction obstruction: A rare case report, and a review of the literature

  • Authors:
    • Qi‑Fei Wang
    • Guang Zeng
    • Lin Zhong
    • Quan‑Lin Li
    • Xiang‑Yu Che
    • Tao Jiang
    • Zhi‑Wei Zhang
    • Wei Zheng
    • Qi‑Zhen Tang
    • Feng Chen
    • Ke‑Nan Wang
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  • Published online on: April 26, 2016     https://doi.org/10.3892/mco.2016.876
  • Pages: 19-22
  • Copyright: © Wang et al. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of Creative Commons Attribution License.

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Abstract

The hydronephrotic kidney, resulting from a ureteropelvic junction obstruction (UPJO), presents commonly as a clinical condition, with the presence of usually no more than 1‑2 liters in the collecting system, but a very small number of cases of giant hydronephroses (GHs) has been reported in adults. A GH is defined as the adult renal pelvis containing >1 liter of urine, or at least 1.5% of the body weight. In the majority of cases, the range of the hydronephrotic kidney remains restricted to the renal area. However, the patient described in the present case report had a range for the hydronephrotic kidney which occupied almost the entire abdominal cavity (~24 l), and cases such as these are rarely presented; therefore the aim of the present case study was to document a clear case of GH resulting from UPJO, also accompanied by a review of the current literature.
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Wang, Q., Zeng, G., Zhong, L., Li, Q., Che, X., Jiang, T. ... Wang, K. (2016). Giant hydronephrosis due to ureteropelvic junction obstruction: A rare case report, and a review of the literature. Molecular and Clinical Oncology, 5, 19-22. https://doi.org/10.3892/mco.2016.876
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Wang, Q., Zeng, G., Zhong, L., Li, Q., Che, X., Jiang, T., Zhang, Z., Zheng, W., Tang, Q., Chen, F., Wang, K."Giant hydronephrosis due to ureteropelvic junction obstruction: A rare case report, and a review of the literature". Molecular and Clinical Oncology 5.1 (2016): 19-22.
Chicago
Wang, Q., Zeng, G., Zhong, L., Li, Q., Che, X., Jiang, T., Zhang, Z., Zheng, W., Tang, Q., Chen, F., Wang, K."Giant hydronephrosis due to ureteropelvic junction obstruction: A rare case report, and a review of the literature". Molecular and Clinical Oncology 5, no. 1 (2016): 19-22. https://doi.org/10.3892/mco.2016.876