Devastating renal injury after a low energy trauma

Zarmehri, B. and Abbasi, B. and Bolvardi, E. and Akhavan, R. (2018) Devastating renal injury after a low energy trauma. Trauma Monthly, 23 (6).

[img] Text

Download (1MB)


Introduction: Renal traumas are quite commonly encountered in emergency departments. Low-energy traumas are often considered non-significant, but the presence of a pre-existing renal lesion predisposes the kidneys to more severe damage in the setting of even minor traumas, which may be accompanied by devastating results, should they remain unattended. Case Presentation: Here we report an incidental diagnosis of bilateral ureteropelvic junction obstruction in a patient who presented with unexpected shattered kidney following a low-energy flank injury. Conclusions: Patients with a pre-existing renal lesion are vulnerable to severe traumatic renal injuries, even after minor trauma. The severity of renal injuries may be much more than expected, making the clinical and imaging findings complex and confusing in these patients. Copyright © 2018, Author(s).

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Export Date: 16 February 2020 Correspondence Address: Akhavan, R.; Edalatian Emergency Department, Imam Reza HospitalIran; email:
Uncontrolled Keywords: Computed Tomography Hydronephrosis Kidney Non-Penetrating Wound abdominal pain abdominal tenderness adult Article case report clinical article computer assisted tomography conservative treatment flank pain fluid therapy hematuria human incidental finding kidney injury male middle aged ureteropelvic junction obstruction
Subjects: WJ Urogenital System
Divisions: Mashhad University of Medical Sciences
Depositing User: lib2 lib2 lib2
Date Deposited: 27 Apr 2020 05:42
Last Modified: 27 Apr 2020 05:42

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item