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Renal pelvis spontaneous rupture secondary to ureteral lithiasis. Case report and bibliographic review.
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PMID:  21965264     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
OBJECTIVE: To report a case seen at the Urology Department and comment on the literature. METHODS: We present the case of 46 year-old male who presented left flank pain. Intravenous pyelography was performed. The study showed evidence of contrast extravasation at the level of the left renal pelvis and a 7 mm stone located on the left ureterovesical junction. A literature search was performed using Promedicum, Pub Med and Ovid. The search words were: rupture, renal pelvis, lithiasis and spontaneous combined by boolean operators. RESULTS: The management was successful using endourology procedures and a double pigtail catheter for a two week period. CONCLUSIONS: Spontaneous rupture of the renal pelvis (SRRP) is an infrequent pathological event. Most of the cases are related to obstructive uropathy, infection and diagnostic procedures. Intravenous pyelography is a useful tool although intravenous contrast CT scan has higher sensibility. The treatment depends on patient state but most cases can be managed with minimally invasive procedures and double pigtail catheter placement.
Erick Sierra Díaz; Fabián García Buenrostro
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Title:  Archivos espanoles de urologia     Volume:  64     ISSN:  1576-8260     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-10-3     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0064757     Medline TA:  Arch Esp Urol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG; SPA     Pagination:  640-642     Citation Subset:  -    
Urology Department. Hospital de Pediatría del Centro Medico Nacional de Occidente. Guadalajara. Jalisco. México.
Vernacular Title:
Ruptura espontánea de la pelvis renal secundaria a litiasis ureteral: reporte de un caso y revisión de la literatura.
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