Renal subcapsular hematoma post shockwave lithotripsy

Case contributed by Dr Chris O'Donnell


Left loin pain and fever day 2 post ESWL for calculus, ? obstructed kidney

Patient Data

Age: 55
Gender: Male

Non-contrast CT KUB performed as ureteric calculus causing obstruction was suspected clinically. A crescent shape subcapsular hyperdense renal fluid collection is noted.

Case Discussion

ESWL can cause substantial trauma to the kidney and in this case has caused bleeding into the kidney collecting beneath the capsule.  Minor bleeding also in the perinephric fat.  Note fragmentation of the lower pole calyceal calculus.
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Case information

rID: 20500
Published: 22nd Nov 2012
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
System: Urogenital
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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