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Flank pain Ultrasound

David F Pinal-García, Carlos M Nuño-Guzmán, Audrey Gómez-Abarca, Jorge L Corona, Ismael Espejo
Spontaneous rupture of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is a potentially life-threatening complication. Diagnosis may be difficult, particularly in the absence of known liver cirrhosis or tumor. A 20-year-old male patient presented with progressive abdominal pain and shock. His past medical history was uneventful. Anemia, acute renal failure, and abnormal liver function test were demonstrated. Mild hepatomegaly, perihepatic and flank fluid, and multiple hypodense liver lesions suggestive of intrahepatic metastases or multifocal HCC were revealed by computed tomography...
January 2018: Case Reports in Gastroenterology
Kathleen Boyer, Eamon Filan, Brian Ching, Veronica Rooks, Dwight Kellicut
Nutcracker phenomenon is the descriptor for a patient's anatomy whenever the left renal vein becomes compressed between the abdominal aorta and the superior mesenteric artery. Nutcracker syndrome is the terminology used when the nutcracker phenomenon is accompanied by symptoms including pain (abdominal, flank, pelvic), hematuria, and orthostatic proteinuria. Diagnosis can be made with Doppler ultrasound, venography, computed tomography, or magnetic resonance imaging. This case demonstrates some of the typical findings of nutcracker syndrome...
February 2018: Radiology Case Reports
Mojtaba Ameli, Mina Rahmandoost
Atypical leiomyoma is a rare tumor of the bladder whose correct diagnosis with imaging techniques and cystoscopy is difficult. This tumor is prevalent in females and more common in middle age. In the present study we report a rare case of atypical leiomyoma presenting as flank pain and history of recurrent urinary tract infections in an elderly female. Ultrasound (US) showed that the wall of bladder was thickening and irregular, especially in the lower part of the bladder. US revealed hypoechoic solid mass with dimensions of 37 x 26 mm in the posterior bladder wall protruding into the bladder...
December 31, 2017: Archivio Italiano di Urologia, Andrologia
Sabrina Huq, Sherry Pejka, Dilip R Patel
Renal abscesses are uncommon in otherwise healthy children and adolescents who have no underlying renal structural anomalies. A previously healthy, immunocompetent, 14-year-old male without a history of abdominal trauma or urinary tract infection (UTI) was found to have a renal hematoma that became infected and developed into a renal abscess. He presented with a 2-day history of nausea, vomiting, fever and 1-day history of abdominal pain that radiated to the right flank. Clinical examination, blood work, and initial imaging indicated likely infection; however, findings were normal on urinalysis and urine culture had no growth...
January 2018: Translational Pediatrics
Seyedeh Noushin Ghalandarpoor-Attar, Seyedeh Mojgan Ghalandarpoor-Attar, Sedigheh Borna, Fahimeh Ghotbizadeh
BACKGROUND: Early diagnosis of pheochromocytoma and its proper management can lessen its mortality and morbidity. This case report describes a 24-year-old pregnant woman with an unusual presentation of pheochromocytoma. CASE PRESENTATION: An Iranian 24-year-old primigravid woman from Kordistan province was referred to our center with left flank pain at 37 weeks of gestation. She had a history of gestational diabetes mellitus since the 12th week of gestation which was managed by insulin administration...
February 9, 2018: Journal of Medical Case Reports
Rui Luo, Song Liang Lee, Foo Cheong Ng, Li-Tsa Koh
We describe three cases of inadvertent placement of the urinary catheter into the ureter. An 85-year-old gentleman on long-term indwelling catheter (IDC) for neurogenic bladder presented with fever and right flank pain. CT of abdomen and pelvis demonstrated the tip of the IDC to be located within the right vesicoureteric junction with acute right hydronephrosis and acute pyelonephritis. A 74-year-old woman, on long-term IDC for neurogenic bladder was found to have hydronephrosis on ultrasound imaging. Contrast-enhanced CT intravenous pyelography done subsequently showed the IDC was in the right distal ureter...
October 2017: Asian Journal of Urology
Michael Gottlieb, Brit Long, Alex Koyfman
BACKGROUND: Urolithiasis is a common condition in the U.S. Patients frequently present to the emergency department (ED) for care, including analgesia and treatments to facilitate stone passage. OBJECTIVE: With the new evidence concerning the evaluation and treatment of urolithiasis, this review summarizes current literature regarding the ED management of urolithiasis. DISCUSSION: Urolithiasis occurs primarily through supersaturation of urine and commonly presents with flank pain, hematuria, and nausea/vomiting...
January 5, 2018: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
Kaan Gokcen, Gokhan Gokce, Gokce Dundar, Resul Cicek, Halil Gulbahar, Emin Yener Gultekin
INTRODUCTION: Ureteropelvic junction obstruction and concomitant calculus disease may coexist. We demonstrate our use of flexible renoscopy during laparoscopic pyeloplasty for caliceal stone removal. PATIENT AND METHODS: A 28-year-old female patient presented with recurrent attacks of flank pain of two years duration. When noncontrast-CT and DTPA were performed, the patient was diagnosed with ureteropelvic junction stenosis and 3 stones with a total burden of 14mm in the lower pole of right kidney...
December 18, 2017: International Braz J Urol: Official Journal of the Brazilian Society of Urology
Jeffrey C Morrison, Jason P Van Batavia, Kassa Darge, Christopher J Long, Aseem R Shukla, Arun K Srinivasan
INTRODUCTION: Ureteroscopy has been shown to be a highly efficacious and safe modality for the treatment of pediatric urolithiasis. However, conventional ureteroscopy relies on fluoroscopy for intraoperative guidance, exposing both patient and operating room personnel to ionizing radiation. Pediatric urolithiasis patients are at a particularly increased risk from this radiation exposure. The use of ultrasound in place of fluoroscopy for intraoperative guidance has emerged as one modification that can reduce radiation exposure during ureteroscopy...
October 14, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Urology
J S Rajkumar, P V Dhanapal, Ilamparuthi Chennakrishnan, S Akbar, Anirudh Rajkumar, Prabakaran R, G Venkatesan, Deepa Ganesh
Retrocaval ureter is a rare developmental anomaly with an incidence of 1 in 1500 births. The inferior vena cava compresses the ureter posteriorly, causing upstream dilatation of the proximal ureter and the kidney. We report a 16-year-old girl who presented with right flank pain, diagnosed as retrocaval ureter with ultrasound, intravenous urogram and CECT, and was treated with laparoscopic transperitoneal ureteroureterostomy. Embryological aspects and laparoscopic technical considerations are highlighted in this case report...
December 2017: Indian Journal of Surgery
Marcelo Langer Wroclawski, Guilherme Andrade Peixoto, Marcio Covas Moschovas, Arie Carneiro, Milton Borrelli, José Roberto Colombo
INTRODUCTION: Renal ptosis is defined as the renal descent when there is a change from supine to orthostatic position, usually with a change of two vertebral bodies or more than five cm apart. Although rare, it is one of the causes of chronic flank pain or of upper abdomen. The typical patient of renal ptosis is young, female, thin, with complaint of pain when in an upright position (1, 2). OBJECTIVE: Demonstrate a robot-assisted nephropexy technique in a young woman diagnosed with symptomatic renal ptosis on the right kidney, confirmed by imaging tests...
December 7, 2017: International Braz J Urol: Official Journal of the Brazilian Society of Urology
G A Gómez-Torres, F M Rodríguez-Navarro, C R López-Lizárraga, C A Bautista-López, O S Ortega-García, G Becerra-Navarro, A Águila-Barragán, C F Ploneda-Valencia
INTRODUCTION: The spontaneous perforation of the biliary tract (SPBT) is an extremely rare cause of peritonitis, which was first described by Freeland in 1982, to date only around 70 cases have been reported. Here we present a case of spontaneous perforation of the biliary tract, in a patient with choledocholithiasis, which was treated with ultrasound-guided drainage and ERCP. CASE REPORT: A 51-year-old male was admitted to the emergency room for 15-day evolution jaundice, localized pain in the right flank and hypochondrium of 3days...
2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
Nimisha Arora, Abhijeet Saha, Manpreet Kaur
Tuberculous pyelonephritis is rare in children; three case reports are presented. Case 1 was an 11-year-old girl with a previous history of pulmonary tuberculosis who presented with flank pain and fever for 10 days. An ultrasound suggested focal pyelonephritis, and a contrast-enhanced computed tomography (CECT) scan demonstrated acute focal pyelonephritis and a perinephric collection. Mycobacterium tuberculosis was cultured in the urine. She responded well to anti-tuberculous treatment (ATT). Case 2 was a 13-year-old boy who presented with fever, haematuria, burning micturition, proteinuria (3+) and cervical lymphadenopathy...
November 2017: Paediatrics and International Child Health
Chirag Jain, Mahesh K Mittal, Fouzia Shiraz
We report an extremely rare case of a dermoid cyst of the urinary bladder in a 30-year-old female who presented with pain in the left flank and dysuria since 9 months. On imaging (ultrasound and computed tomography), a relatively well-defined mass lesion with areas of fat and calcification was seen arising from the bladder wall. Cystoscopy showed presence of hair on the surface of the lesion. Histopathological findings were consistent with dermoid cyst in the urinary bladder.
July 2017: Indian Journal of Radiology & Imaging
Wojciech Krajewski, Joanna Wojciechowska, Janusz Dembowski, Romuald Zdrojowy, Tomasz Szydełko
Ureteropelvic junction obstruction (UPJO) causes a reduction in the urine flow from the renal pelvis into the ureter. Untreated UPJO may cause hydronephrosis, chronic infection or urolithiasis and will often result in progressive deterioration of renal function. Most cases of UPJO are congenital; however, the disease can be clinically silent until adulthood. Other causes, both intrinsic and extrinsic, are acquired and include urolithiasis, post-operative/inflammatory/ischemic stricture, fibroepithelial polyps, adhesions and malignancy...
August 2017: Advances in Clinical and Experimental Medicine: Official Organ Wroclaw Medical University
C Liu, L G Cui, H L Wang
Ewing's sarcoma/primitive neuroectodermal tumor (EWS/PNET) in the kidney is a rare but high-grade malignant tumor that affects predominantly elder children and adolescents. Patients mostly present with nonspecific symptoms such as abdominal pain and gross hematuria. Since EWS/PNET has a rapid clinical progression with early metastasis and death, it is essential to make an accurate and early diagnosis. Once diagnosed, multimodality treatment, including radical surgery combined with adjuvant chemotherapy, and radiotherapy if necessary, is recommended...
October 18, 2017: Beijing da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Peking University. Health Sciences
Davide Marco Croci, Martina Dalolio, Stefan Schaeren, Morten G Wasner, Luigi Mariani, Gregory F Jost
A 54-year-old male presented with a sudden burning sensation during urination and left flank pain. Apart from having congenital facial palsy and malformation of the inner right ear that was linked to thalidomide embryopathy, the patient has always been in good health. Urine examination showed the presence of a urinary tract infection. An abdominal ultrasound revealed a large cyst in the lower abdomen, which on MRI corresponded to a large anterior sacral meningocele (ASM) with sacral agenesis at S1/S2. After antibiotic treatment and the spontaneous passage of a kidney stone, the symptoms resolved...
October 9, 2017: Birth Defects Research
Anne-Karoline Ebert
Acute flank pain in children and adolescents is a clinically demanding symptom requiring profound diagnostic work-up. Thorough history taking, careful clinical examination as well as urine and laboratory tests in addition to ultrasound are required to guide towards the diagnosis. This article presents possible underlying conditions with specific diagnostic and therapeutic considerations.
September 2017: Aktuelle Urologie
Christopher Skappak, Jackie L Thurston, April J Kam
A previously healthy 10-year-old girl presented to the emergency department with a 1-day history of abdominal pain. She was afebrile with an elevated white blood cell count and a negative pelvic ultrasound. The pain resolved while in hospital, and the patient was discharged home. The patient returned 10 days later, and the pain now migrated from the left flank to the subumbilical region. The patient now had an elevated white blood cell count and C-reactive protein. On pelvic ultrasound, the patient had a large midline mass and a normal right ovary...
July 3, 2017: Pediatric Emergency Care
W He, Y C Hao, H Z Xia, R Z Ma, B Yang, J Lu
Lymphangioma is a rare, benign mesenchymal neoplasm, which is characterized by numerous intercommunicating cystic spaces containing lymphatic fluid. It is considered a congenital disease resulting from the obstruction of regional lymph drainage during the developmental period. Lymphangioma frequently occurs in the cervical neck and axilla, also in the retroperitoneum, mediastinum, mesentery, omentum, colon, and pelvis, rarely in the perirenal space. These tumors usually present in childhood, but infrequently, these also present in adults...
August 18, 2017: Beijing da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Peking University. Health Sciences
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