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Title: Bilateral Renal Fornix Rupture Following Intraarterial Contrast Medium Application for Infrarenal Aortic Stent Placement

Abstract

A 74-year-old male claudicant who had a significant abdominal aortic stenosis was hydrated before aortic stent placement because of an elevated creatinine level. During the intervention the patient experienced acute abdominal pain with vomiting. No vascular cause was detected. Due to persistant pain, plain radiography and an abdominal CT scan were performed a few hours after the procedure. Images revealed a bilateral renal fornix rupture with a large retroperitoneal fluid collection. The patient was treated conservatively with ureteral double-J placement and percutaneous nephrostomy. The further course was uneventful and the patient was discharged 2 weeks later free of symptoms. Renal fornix rupture is a very rare complication after contrast medium application that can be treated without surgery.

Authors:
 [1];  [2];  [3]
  1. RWTH Aachen University Hospital, Department of Diagnostic Radiology (Germany), E-mail: niggeman@rad.rwth-aachen.de
  2. RWTH Aachen University Hospital, Department of Urology (Germany)
  3. RWTH Aachen University Hospital, Department of Diagnostic Radiology (Germany)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
21091287
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology; Journal Volume: 29; Journal Issue: 1; Other Information: DOI: 10.1007/s00270-004-0006-8; Copyright (c) 2006 Springer Science+Business Media, Inc.; www.springer-ny.com; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
62 RADIOLOGY AND NUCLEAR MEDICINE; BIOMEDICAL RADIOGRAPHY; COMPUTERIZED TOMOGRAPHY; CONTRAST MEDIA; CREATININE; IMAGE PROCESSING; IMAGES; KIDNEYS; PAIN; PATIENTS; RUPTURES; SURGERY; VOMITING

Citation Formats

Niggemann, Pascal, Brehmer, Bernhard, and Schuermann, Karl. Bilateral Renal Fornix Rupture Following Intraarterial Contrast Medium Application for Infrarenal Aortic Stent Placement. United States: N. p., 2006. Web. doi:10.1007/S00270-004-0006-8.
Niggemann, Pascal, Brehmer, Bernhard, & Schuermann, Karl. Bilateral Renal Fornix Rupture Following Intraarterial Contrast Medium Application for Infrarenal Aortic Stent Placement. United States. doi:10.1007/S00270-004-0006-8.
Niggemann, Pascal, Brehmer, Bernhard, and Schuermann, Karl. Wed . "Bilateral Renal Fornix Rupture Following Intraarterial Contrast Medium Application for Infrarenal Aortic Stent Placement". United States. doi:10.1007/S00270-004-0006-8.
@article{osti_21091287,
title = {Bilateral Renal Fornix Rupture Following Intraarterial Contrast Medium Application for Infrarenal Aortic Stent Placement},
author = {Niggemann, Pascal and Brehmer, Bernhard and Schuermann, Karl},
abstractNote = {A 74-year-old male claudicant who had a significant abdominal aortic stenosis was hydrated before aortic stent placement because of an elevated creatinine level. During the intervention the patient experienced acute abdominal pain with vomiting. No vascular cause was detected. Due to persistant pain, plain radiography and an abdominal CT scan were performed a few hours after the procedure. Images revealed a bilateral renal fornix rupture with a large retroperitoneal fluid collection. The patient was treated conservatively with ureteral double-J placement and percutaneous nephrostomy. The further course was uneventful and the patient was discharged 2 weeks later free of symptoms. Renal fornix rupture is a very rare complication after contrast medium application that can be treated without surgery.},
doi = {10.1007/S00270-004-0006-8},
journal = {Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology},
number = 1,
volume = 29,
place = {United States},
year = {Wed Feb 15 00:00:00 EST 2006},
month = {Wed Feb 15 00:00:00 EST 2006}
}