Extreme hyperkalaemia secondary to malignant ureteric obstruction: Case report

Y. Ali, R. K. Gupta, E. O. Kehinde, K. V. Johnny

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Abstract

We report a case of a 42 year old patient who collapsed at an airport departure lounge. The patient was investigated and found to have advanced renal failure with serum potassium (K+) of 10.3 mmol/L, creatinine of 3581 μmol/L and urea of 59.9 mmol/L secondary to obstructive uropathy due to advanced bladder cancer. Although these biochemical changes were thought to be incompatible with life, he made a slow recovery following haemodialysis and insertion of bilateral percutaneous nephrostomy tubes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)637-640
Number of pages4
JournalEast African Medical Journal
Volume83
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1 2006

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  • Medicine(all)

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