Unusual Cause of Acute Kidney Failure in a Patient with Metastatic Bladder Carcinoma Undergoing Palliative Chemotherapy

Bladder Cancer
19/10/2020

Praxis (Bern 1994). 2020;109(13):1070-1073. doi: 10.1024/1661-8157/a003527.

ABSTRACT

Unusual Cause of Acute Kidney Failure in a Patient with Metastatic Bladder Carcinoma Undergoing Palliative Chemotherapy Abstract. Tumour lysis syndrome is a potentially life-threatening complication of cancer and its treatment. It mostly occurs in highly proliferative haematological neoplasms under cytotoxic therapy but can also be seen spontaneously and in solid neoplasms, particularly with high tumour burden and/or high chemosensitivity. The present case report describes a tumour lysis syndrome in a patient with metastatic bladder cancer with an elevated lactate dehydrogenase as only potential correlate of a high tumour burden.