Renal pelvis rupture after blunt abdominal trauma

Jürgen E. Gschwend, T. W. Sauter, R. Depetriconi, R. E. Hautmann

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A 45-year-old male patient presented with rupture of the left renal pelvis after blunt abdominal trauma. The patient had preexisting bilateral megaureters with secondary obstruction of the pyeloureteral junction. The underlying disease was a persisting type III posterior urethral valve. Diagnosis of renal pelvis rupture and the underlying malformation was achieved sonographically and by abdominal CT scan. The left kidney was exposed at the time of admission and a pyeloplasty according to Anderson-Hynes was carried out. Secondarily the urethral valve was resected.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)108-110
Number of pages3
JournalUrologia Internationalis
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1995
Externally publishedYes


  • Abdominal trauma, blunt
  • Hydronephrosis
  • Renal pelvis rupture


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