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August 1984

Renal Failure From Metastatic Breast Carcinoma Reversed by Radiotherapy and Chemotherapy

Author Affiliations

From the Departments of Internal Medicine (Drs Corwin and Bonomi), Radiation Therapy (Dr Murthy), and Urology (Dr Pessis), Rush-Presbyterian-St Luke's Medical Center, Chicago.

Arch Intern Med. 1984;144(8):1679-1681. doi:10.1001/archinte.144.8.1679

• We treated a patient who had acute renal failure secondary to obstructive uropathy from metastatic breast carcinoma. Attempts at ureteral catheterization and nephrostomy failed. Bilateral ureteral Irradiation was given, followed Immediately by chemotherapy, with relief of obstruction and normalization of renal function. Nineteen months later, the patient died; at that time, her serum urea nitrogen and serum creatinine levels were normal.

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