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Fatal renal haemorrhage following haemodialysis in a patient with obstructive uropathy.
  1. R. Palaniswamy,
  2. P. C. Singhal,
  3. M. S. Rao,
  4. D. S. Laimayum,
  5. K. Raghu,
  6. K. S. Chary


    A 22-year-old male with obstructive uropathy and renal failure was given pre-operative haemodialysis. He collapsed five hours later. Autopsy revealed massive intrarenal haemorrhage and rupture of a dilated superior calyx intraperitoneally. Anticoagulation employed during haemodialysis was probably responsible for this spontaneous renal haemorrhage and subsequent calyceal rupture.

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