QUIZ PAGE OCTOBER 2006
A 68-year-old woman developed stage-5 chronic kidney disease from unknown causes. She began continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis. Ten years later she developed peritonitis from Acinetobacter, the dialysis catheter was removed, and she was switched to temporary hemodialysis. She then presented with severe vomiting and constipation. An abdominal x-ray was unrevealing, and contrast-enhanced computed tomography of the abdomen and pelvis was done.
Contrast-enhanced computed tomography of the abdomen and pelvis.
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Case provided by Kai Chung Tse, MBBS, MRCP, Sydney Chi-Wai Tang, MD, MRCP, Man Fai Lam, MBBS, MRCP, Tak Mao Chan, MD, FRCP, and Kar Neng Lai, MD, FRCP, Department of Medicine, University of Hong Kong Queen Mary Hospital, Hong Kong. Support: None. Potential conflicts of interest: None.
If you have an interesting case you would like to submit for consideration, please go to http://ajkd.edmgr.com to do so. Originally published online as doi:10.1053/j.ajkd.2006.03.089 on September 5, 2006. © 2006 by the National Kidney Foundation, Inc. doi:10.1053/j.ajkd.2006.03.089
American Journal of Kidney Diseases, Vol 48, No 4 (October), 2006: p xl