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Incidental finding of occult hydronephrosis after blunt abdominal trauma.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9422157     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Occult congenital and acquired renal lesions are often discovered during evaluation of patients with haematuria after minor blunt torso trauma. This relatively 'minor trauma', can precipitate severe haematuria and hypovolemic shock. This group of patients frequently presents a difficult diagnostic and therapeutic challenge. We discuss the significance of occult hydronephrosis and minor blunt trauma in one patient.
O C Kirton; J P Jacobs; E H Carrillo; J Windsor
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  European journal of emergency medicine : official journal of the European Society for Emergency Medicine     Volume:  1     ISSN:  0969-9546     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur J Emerg Med     Publication Date:  1994 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1998-02-17     Completed Date:  1998-02-17     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9442482     Medline TA:  Eur J Emerg Med     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  139-44     Citation Subset:  IM    
University of Miami School of Medicine, Department of Surgery/Division of Trauma, FL 33101, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Abdominal Injuries / diagnosis*,  etiology
Back Injuries / complications*
Diagnosis, Differential
Disease-Free Survival
Hydronephrosis / congenital*,  diagnosis*,  physiopathology,  surgery
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
Wounds, Nonpenetrating / complications*,  diagnosis

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