Turkish Journal of Nephrology
Case Report

Severe Complication of Iatrogenic Sodium Phosphate Enema Overdose: Acute Kidney Injury


Department of Nephrology, Erciyes University School of Medicine Kayseri, Turkey


Department of Internal Medicine, Erciyes University School of Medicine, Kayseri, Turkey


Department of Pathology, Erciyes University School of Medicine, Kayseri, Turkey

Turkish J Nephrol 2021; 30: 243-246
DOI: 10.5152/turkjnephrol.2021.4755
Read: 727 Downloads: 243 Published: 16 July 2021

Sodium phosphate-based enema preparations are low-volume, hyperosmotic agents commonly used in bowel preparation for sigmoidoscopy/colonoscopy and surgical operation. Although generally safe and well tolerated in adults, severe metabolic complications have been reported with use. The patient in this case report was admitted to the general surgery department with complaints of nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain after oral sodium phosphate solution. After clinical evaluation, hemodialysis was started for acute kidney injury (AKI). Clinicians should be alert using sodium phosphate solution for bowel cleansing before sigmoidoscopy/colonoscopy and surgical operation, in terms of acute kidney damage and electrolyte imbalance.

Cite this article as: Koyuncu S, Tutuş B, Akgün H, et al. Severe complication of Latrogenic sodium phosphate enema overdose: Acute kidney injury. Turk J Nephrol. 2021; 30(3): 243-246.

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