Acute renal failure due to non-Hodgkin lymphoma infiltration of the kidneys detected by ultrasonography and confirmed by positron emission tomography

S Simsek, A L Oen, E F I Comans, J J M v d Hoeven, J Zijlstra

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Acute renal failure (ARF) as a consequence of non-Hodgkin lymphoma infiltration of the kidneys (LIK) is an uncommon complication of non-Hodgkin lymphoma. In literature, ARF due to LIK is reported in progressive disease. A case of non-oliguric acute renal failure secondary to relapse of large B cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma primarily localized in the mediastinum is reported. LIK of both kidneys was diagnosed by ultrasonography, computer tomography scan and 18-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography. No other causes for renal failure were found. The prognosis of renal involvement in relapsed non-Hodgkin lymphoma is poor, as is demonstrated by our case.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)383-7
Number of pages5
JournalClinical nephrology
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - May 2003


  • Acute Kidney Injury/diagnostic imaging
  • Fatal Outcome
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Lymphoma, Non-Hodgkin/complications
  • Middle Aged
  • Tomography, Emission-Computed
  • Ultrasonography

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