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Transient ureteric obstruction following pelvic floor reconstruction
  1. Liam Joseph Beamer,
  2. Sarah Neary,
  3. Thomas McCormack and
  4. David Ankers
  1. Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Crewe, Cheshire, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Liam Joseph Beamer; ljbeamer{at}


We describe the first reported case of transient distal ureteric obstruction attributed to post-surgical oedema in a patient with a solitary kidney. This occurred following combined pelvic floor repair and sacrospinous fixation for recurrent pelvic organ prolapse and manifested clinically as anuria, radiological hydroureter and acute kidney injury in the postoperative period. The transient nature of this obstruction, which was managed by a temporary percutaneous nephrostomy, indicates that it was caused by ureteric compression secondary to soft tissue oedema following surgery. We highlight the importance of this potential complication in females with a history of nephrectomy, unilateral renal tract anomalies or severely diminished renal reserve.

  • obstetrics and gynaecology
  • urology
  • acute renal failure

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  • Contributors The case was written up by LJB, SN and TMC. It was reviewed and edited by DA.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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