Vol. 5 (2021): International Journal of Case Reports
Case Reports

Giant hydronephrosis in an 82-year-old woman with multiple comorbidities: a case report

Bouveret P.1, Robinet P.1, Brocquet E.1, Averlant L.1, Maladry F.1, Delecluse C.1, Visade F.1*
1Department of Geriatrics, Lille Catholic Hospitals, University of Lille, Lomme F-59160, France.


  • Giant hydronephrosis; Multiple comorbidities

How to Cite

Bouveret P.1, Robinet P.1, Brocquet E.1, Averlant L.1, Maladry F.1, Delecluse C.1, Visade F.1*. (2021). Giant hydronephrosis in an 82-year-old woman with multiple comorbidities: a case report. International Journal of Case Reports, 5, 216. https://doi.org/10.28933/ijcr-2021-04-0705


Giant hydronephrosis is a rare urinary tract disorder characterized by a collection arising from the kidney. Because of its complications, surgery remains the main treatment. Here we report the case of an 82-year-old woman with multiple comorbidities and diagnosis of giant hydronephrosis. After multidisciplinary concertation between urologists and geriatricians, no specific treatment was initiated. This case report highlights a non-specifically presentation of this rare disorder, including no symptom. The presence of multiple comorbidities has changed the management commonly reported in the literature.


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