Spontaneous rupture of the kidney in a patient with acute autoimmune disease

Shlomo Dux, Silvio Pitlik, Geoffrey Boner, Mina Ben-Bassat, Joseph B. Rosenfeld

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A percutaneous renal biopsy was performed on a 50-year-old female with rapidly progressive renal failure. The histologic specimen was characteristic of an immune complex disease, most likely systemic lupus erythematosus. Serologic tests were negative. 8 days after the biopsy, there was a spontaneous rupture of the kidney which necessitated nephrectomy. As no connection was found between the biopsy site and the rupture, it was concluded that the rupture was spontaneous in a patient with an immune complex disease.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)130-133
Number of pages4
JournalUrologia Internationalis
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1982


  • Acute renal failure
  • Kidney
  • Kidney-rupture
  • Needle biopsy
  • Rapidly progressive glomerulonephritis
  • SLE


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