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A Giant Hydronephrotic Kidney with Ureteropelvic Junction Obstruction with Blunt Renal Trauma in a Boy

  • JUNYA TSURUKIRI1
  • HIDEFUMI SANO1
  • YOSUKE TANAKA1
  • TAKAO SATO1
  • HIROKAZU TAGUCHI2

1Emergency and Critical Care Medicine, Tokyo Medical University Hachioji Medical Center

2Critical Care and Emergency Medicine, Osaka City University Graduate School of Medicine

DOI: 10.22514/SV101.042015.10 Vol.10,Issue 1,April 2015 pp.110-114

Published: 30 April 2015

*Corresponding Author(s): JUNYA TSURUKIRI E-mail: junya99@tokyo-med.ac.jp

Abstract

An 18-year-old male soccer player was transferred from the clinic to our emergency center with suspected blunt renal trauma. A giant ureteropelvic junction (UPJ) obstructed hydronephrosis in blunt renal trauma was revealed by enhanced computed tomography and angiography. The patient then underwent insertion of a double “J” stent and was placed under close observation in the intensive care unit. His improvement was rapid, and he subsequently underwent pyeloplasty. Although UPJ obstruction is one of the common pre-existing renal lesions (PERLs), hydronephrosis of such a giant size, associated with blunt trauma, is relatively rare. Hydronephrosis in the kidneys may easily lead to rupture, even with minor trauma.

Keywords

injury, hydronephrosis, urine, angiography, pyeloplasty

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JUNYA TSURUKIRI,HIDEFUMI SANO,YOSUKE TANAKA,TAKAO SATO,HIROKAZU TAGUCHI. A Giant Hydronephrotic Kidney with Ureteropelvic Junction Obstruction with Blunt Renal Trauma in a Boy. Signa Vitae. 2015. 10(1);110-114.

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