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Diagnosis and Treatment of Renal Trauma

  • Dan Rosenstein
  • Jack W. McAninch
Part of the Current Clinical Urology book series (CCU)

Abstract

The kidney is the most frequently injured genitourinary organ because of external trauma and is involved in as many as 5% of abdominal trauma cases. Although the majority of injuries are minor contusions, renal trauma may occasionally represent a true life-threatening emergency. Advances in staging techniques (resulting from increased use of computed tomographic [CT] scanning) as well as increased awareness of the kidney’s capacity for healing have permitted the majority of these injuries to be successfully managed nonoperatively.

Keywords

Renal Injury Renal Trauma Omental Artery Blunt Renal Trauma Omental Pedicle Flap 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Dan Rosenstein
    • 1
  • Jack W. McAninch
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.Division of Urology, Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, Santa Clara and Department of UrologyStanford UniversityPalo Alto
  2. 2.Department of UrologyUniversity of California San FranciscoSan Francisco
  3. 3.San Francisco General HospitalSan Francisco

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