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Iatrogenic rupture of the ureter during kidney biopsy.
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PMID:  20837348     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Perirenal hematoma, hematuria, and abdominal pain are common complications of kidney biopsy, but ureter rupture is relatively less frequent. Here we report a patient who experienced severe abdominal pain and gross hematuria following a non-smooth procedure of ultrasound-guided kidney biopsy. Computed tomography showed rupture of the left upper third of the ureter. We implanted a curled double-J catheter between the renal pelvis and urinary bladder. Abdominal pain and gross hematuria improved. After 2 months, the double-J catheter was removed and the patient had no further clinical symptoms. The possibility of ureter rupture, although rare, should be considered in the presence of abdominal pain and gross hematuria in patients after receiving a kidney biopsy.
Szu-Chia Chen; Wan-Chun Liu; Chuan-Sheng Wang; Mei-Yu Jang; Hugo You-Hsien Lin; Su-Chu Lee; Jer-Ming Chang; Hung-Chun Chen
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Kaohsiung journal of medical sciences     Volume:  26     ISSN:  1607-551X     ISO Abbreviation:  Kaohsiung J. Med. Sci.     Publication Date:  2010 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-09-14     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100960562     Medline TA:  Kaohsiung J Med Sci     Country:  China (Republic : 1949- )    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  502-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2010 Elsevier. Published by Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Department of Internal Medicine, Kaohsiung Municipal Hsiao-Kang Hospital, Kaohsiung, Taiwan.
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