We describe a case of small bowel obstruction in a thirty-year-old adult male, which was discovered to be on account of a large hydronephrotic nonfunctioning kidney. An emergency percutaneous nephrostomy alleviated the massive abdominal distension and symptoms of small bowel obstruction. We have reviewed the causes, differential diagnosis and discussed the manner of such a unique and rare presentation.
Hugely dilated kidneys can sometimes present as abdominal masses. These kidneys are invariably non-functioning and are managed by nephrectomy.We describe a case of massive kidney containing 12.5 litres on fluid which was managed by retroperitoneoscopic nephrectomy. The patient was a 24-year-old male who presented with a huge abdominal mass, anorexia and weight loss. Laparoscopic surgery for such a...
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