Spontaneous Rupture of Kidney Due to Posterior Urethral Valve– Diagnostic Difficulties
Iranian Journal of Pediatrics: June 30, 2013, 23 (3); 360-362
November 22, 2012
Article Type: Case Report
January 18, 2012
August 04, 2012
D. Spontaneous Rupture of Kidney Due to Posterior Urethral Valve– Diagnostic Difficulties ,
Iran J Pediatr.
Background: Spontaneous kidney rupture could develop in the course of posterior urethral valve (PUV), the most common cause of outflow urinary tract obstruction in male infants. However, urinary extravasation is a rare complication among this group of children.
Case Presentation: Our case report presents diagnostic difficulties connected with spontaneous kidney rupture due to PUV in a 6 week-old infant. Due to not equivocal images, thundery course of disease and rapid deterioration in the infant`s condition, the patient required an urgent laparatomy.
Conclusion: This case showed that the investigation of renal abnormalities during early neonatal period, is very important specifically in PUV that can lead to kidney rupture.
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