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February 2013

Patient Data: Boy 15 year old

Clinical Info: Trauma with a fall on the right flank and hematuria

Longitudinal view with an abnormal right kidney with a normal upperpole and abnormal lowerpole with a large perirenal mass

Another longitudinal image. The mass is a large perirenal hematoma

Another longitudinal view showing a defect in the renal perenchyma

48710-4109741_20120913__0004.swf video longitudinal plane, dorsal approach

48711-4109741_20120913__0005.swf video transverse plane dorsal approach

48712-4109741_20120913__0013.swf video

48713-renal_laceration_1.swf CT early (arterial) phase

48714-renal_laceration_2.swf CT late phase. The large renal defects and the large perirenal hematoma are clearly seen

This is a longitudinal image of the right kidney of a 22 year old motorcyclist who also has suffererd an accident

Another longitudinal image of the same kidney clearly showing a perirenal hematoma

48717-renal_rupture.swf CT scan of the same patient in the early arterial phase

48718-renal_rupture_2.swf CT axial plane

Because the patient had a rapid drop in Hb he underwent an angiography to see if an embolisation procedure was necessary. There is extravasation of contrast

A later phase image shows spreading of the contrast outside the artery. An embolisation procedure was performed and the patient stabilized

Both patients had an almost identical looking renal rupture with a large perirenal hematoma The first patient was conservatively treated and did well without any intervention. The second patient underwent an embolisation treatment and did well afterwards.

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