Urologic radiology

, Volume 9, Issue 1, pp 42–44 | Cite as

Polar infarct in a transplanted kidney: Cause of a pseudomass

  • Steven K. Sussman
  • Mark E. Baker
  • Mohsin Saeed
  • Delford L. Stickel
Case Reports


Ultrasonography has become fairly standard for assessing common complications of renal transplantation such as hydronephrosis, urinomas, and lymphoceles. Infarctions are a less common complication that may occur in the setting of transplant rejection. We report a case in which an apparent solid mass on sonography proved to represent normal residual renal parenchyma in a kidney with a small shrunken lower pole due to infarction.

Key words

Ultrasonography, kidney Infarction Transplantation, kidney Pseudomass, complications 


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© Springer-Verlag 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • Steven K. Sussman
    • 1
  • Mark E. Baker
    • 1
  • Mohsin Saeed
    • 1
  • Delford L. Stickel
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of RadiologyDuke University Medical CenterDurhamUSA
  2. 2.Department of SurgeryDuke University Medical CenterDurhamUSA

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