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May 5, 1962

Anuria and Hydronephrosis Following Ureteral Catheterization

Author Affiliations

Miami, Fla.

JAMA. 1962;180(5):415-417. doi:10.1001/jama.1962.03050180061016d

RARELY has bilateral ureteral catheterization with or without retrograde pyelography caused complete obstruction of both ureters. Two papers in the past have reported anuria due to ureteral obstruction following catherization of normal ureters, with a total of only 4 cases being outlined. Recently, we encountered such an incidence.

Report of a Case

A 50-year-old man experienced right renal colic and intermittent gross hematuria for 6 weeks. An intravenous urogram on April 15, 1961, revealed prompt function with normal calyces, pelves, and ureters bilaterally with no hydronephrosis or hydro-ureters. A small 3 by 4 mm. stone was discovered in the lower right ureter. At Mercy Hospital the right ureteral stone was easily extracted on the first pass with a wire-like stone basket on the morning of April 25, 1961. At the same time a No. 5 French catheter was passed without difficulty to the left renal pelvis, and x-rays were taken