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Case Reports in Nephrology
Volume 2013, Article ID 982391, 3 pages
Case Report

Pseudorenal Failure Secondary to Reversed Intraperitoneal Autodialysis

Department of Internal Medicine, University Hospital Leuven, Herestraat 49, 3000 Leuven, Belgium

Received 10 September 2013; Accepted 10 October 2013

Academic Editors: Z. Korzets and L. Zuo

Copyright © 2013 Pieter Martens. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


A 16-year-old boy was admitted for anuria, ascites, and abdominal pain. The patient had undergone a laparoscopic appendectomy two days prior to admission. Initial laboratory analysis revealed a plasma creatinine level of 5,07 mg/dL and blood urea nitrogen level of 75 mg/dL. Computed tomography imaging revealed diffuse abdominal ascites with normal kidneys without signs of hydronephrosis. Laprascopic revision found a 3 mm bladder tear and yielded an aspirate of 1,8 litre abdominal fluid. The abdominal fluid exhibited a fluid : serum creatinine ratio exceeding 1, indicating uroperitoneum. This case underscores the importance of bladder ruptures causing uroperitoneum presenting with azotemia.