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November 2, 1970

Bilateral Ureteral Obstruction Simulating Recurrent Acute Renal Failure

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Internal Medicine, Mayo Graduate School of Medicine (University of Minnesota), Rochester (Dr. Steffee), and the Division of Nephrology and Internal Medicine, Mayo Clinic and Mayo Foundation, Rochester, Minn (Drs. Anderson and Wagoner).

JAMA. 1970;214(5):911-912. doi:10.1001/jama.1970.03180050065016

A patient with two closely spaced episodes of anuria and rising serum creatinine levels experienced spontaneous remission on both occasions without the use of ureteral catheterization even though bilateral ureteral obstruction was the cause of the anuria.