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Case Reports in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Volume 2015 (2015), Article ID 761348, 4 pages
Case Report

Acute Renal Failure due to Obstructive Uropathy Secondary to Ureteral Endometriosis

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, 327 Sosa-ro, Wonmi-gu, Bucheon-si, Gyeonggi-do 420-717, Republic of Korea

Received 12 June 2015; Accepted 28 July 2015

Academic Editor: Maria Grazia Porpora

Copyright © 2015 Jeong In Choi et al. 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.


Ureteral involvement by endometriosis is a rare and often silent disease but capable of producing significant morbidity and leading to hydronephrosis and to renal failure. Surgery is the treatment of choice to remove endometriotic lesions and relieve ureteral obstruction if the kidney is still functional or a nephrectomy is performed if there is a complete loss of renal function. We report a case of acute renal failure induced ureteral endometriosis managed with laparoscopic unilateral nephrectomy and endometrioma cystectomy. Differential diagnosis is important to confirm diagnosis for patients with ureteral obstruction presenting nonspecific symptoms.