Acute renal failure due to obstruction in Burkitt lymphoma

Elpis Mantadakis, Victor M. Aquino, William R. Strand, Raymond Quigley

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Acute renal failure in Burkitt lymphoma is commonly the result of turner lysis syndrome. We present a 15-year-old boy who developed hypertension, seizures, and acute renal failure due to extrinsic compression of the bladder and ureters by a large retrovesical Burkitt lymphoma. The causes of acute renal failure in Burkitt lymphoma and the incidence of acute urinary obstruction in this disease are reviewed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)237-240
Number of pages4
JournalPediatric Nephrology
Issue number3
StatePublished - Apr 1 1999


  • Acute urinary obstruction
  • Burkitt lymphoma
  • Renal failure (azotemia)
  • Tumor lysis syndrome

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Nephrology


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