Lanthanum is a third-generation, non-calcium and non-aluminium-based phosphate binder indicated for the treatment of hyperphosphatemia in stage 5 chronic kidney disease. The drug is well tolerated, with gastrointestinal complications as its main side effect. Recently, some case reports have described the typical X-ray features of this compound. We report another case of the radiopaque appearance of lanthanum carbonate, which underlines that clinicians need to be aware that its ingestion may cause opacifications in the colon.
|Translated title of the contribution||[Why does a patient on hemodialysis have radiopaque material in his abdomen?].|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Giornale italiano di nefrologia : organo ufficiale della Società italiana di nefrologia|
|Publication status||Published - Mar 2009|
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