Dissolution of extensive urolithiasis: extending the utility of rasburicase can avoid the need for surgical intervention and renal replacement therapy

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  • External authors:
  • Sean Rezvani
  • Bachar Zelhof
  • Alastair Hutchison
  • Michael Picton
  • Ben R Grey

Abstract

A 79-year-old male with chronic myelomonocytic leukaemia and extensive bilateral renal stone disease was treated with intravenous rasburicase for persistent hyperuricaemia. Subsequent imaging revealed a complete dissolution of stone burden, avoiding the need for complex, invasive stone surgery and further renal replacement therapy.

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Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of surgical case reports
Volume2016
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 24 Feb 2016