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Archivos Españoles de Urología (Ed. impresa)

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TARRASS, Faissal et al. Acute renal failure secondary to the transurethral resection of the prostate syndrome. Arch. Esp. Urol. [online]. 2007, vol.60, n.1, pp.84-85. ISSN 0004-0614.

Objective: Complications of transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP) related to hypotonicity and hypervolemia were well described in the literature. However acute renal failure, kown to be a clinical presentation of some TURP syndromes was less discussed. Methods. We report a case of oliguric acute renal failure as a major complication after TURP, with a discussion of a possible mechanism for the disorder. Results. The mechanism by which renal failure developed in our patient is not entirely clear, but most likely is due to hemolysis. Other factors such as hemodynamic alterations, hypotension and rabdomyolisis are also suspected based on analysed data. Conclusion. We believe that a detailed evaluation before and after TURP will allow to reduce the incidence of this abnormality and to prevent its occurrence.

Keywords : Transurethral resection; Prostatectomy; Hemodilution; Hyponatremia; Acute renal failure.

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