Spontaneous Renal Hemorrhage: A Case Report and Clinical Protocol

Title

Spontaneous Renal Hemorrhage: A Case Report and Clinical Protocol

Creator

Antonescu O; Duhamel M; Di Giacinto B; Spain J

Publisher

Cureus

Date

2021
2021-06-09

Description

Spontaneous renal hemorrhage is an uncommon entity with potentially serious consequences. We present a 68-year-old female with a three-day history of progressively worsening left-sided flank pain due to spontaneous left renal hemorrhage without a history of trauma or anticoagulation. The patient's symptoms improved with conservative management and she was discharged after several days of observation. However, the patient was readmitted the next day with progressively worsening pain due to hematoma expansion from active extravasation. On the second admission, interventional radiology successfully embolized the affected vessels and the patient improved rapidly. The hematoma decreased in size on followup exams but no etiology was discovered. Early arterial embolization may have improved outcomes in this case and we argue that it should be considered early in the management of all patients with spontaneous renal hemorrhage.

Subject

ETIOLOGY; HEMATOMA; interventional radiology; MANAGEMENT; spontaneous renal hematoma; spontaneous renal hemorrhage; transcatheter arterial embolization

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Format

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Issue

6

Volume

13

ISSN

2168-8184

NEOMED College

NEOMED College of Medicine

NEOMED Department

NEOMED Student Publications
Department of Radiology

Update Year & Number

July 2021 List

Citation

Antonescu O; Duhamel M; Di Giacinto B; Spain J, “Spontaneous Renal Hemorrhage: A Case Report and Clinical Protocol,” NEOMED Bibliography Database, accessed July 7, 2022, https://neomed.omeka.net/items/show/11735.

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