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Title: Spontaneous renal calyceal and ureteric rupture secondary to intravenous contrast during computed tomography intravenous pyelogram
Austin Authors: Nzenza, Tatenda Calvin;Hennessey, Derek Barry;Dunshea, Tim;Lawrentschuk, Nathan
Affiliation: Department of Urology, Eastern Health, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Department of Urology, Craigavon Area Hospital, Portadown, UK
Department of Radiology, Warringal Private Hospital, Heidelberg, Victoria, Australia
Department of Surgery, Austin Health, Heidelberg, Victoria, Australia
Issue Date: 28-Sep-2016
Publication information: BMJ Case Reports 2016; online first: 28 September
Abstract: Upper urinary tract rupture in the absence of trauma is typically related to ureteric calculi causing obstructive nephropathy. Spontaneous extravasation of contrast during CT intravenous pyelography (CT IVP) is infrequently reported. Two cases, who underwent CT IVP to further investigate positive urine cytology and microscopic haematuria, respectively, are described here. In both cases, there was spontaneous extravasation of contrast seen in the postcontrast scans in the absence of ureteric calculi or hydronephrosis which is very unusual.
DOI: 10.1136/bcr-2016-216275
ORCID: 0000-0001-8553-5618
Journal: BMJ Case Reports
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Type: Journal Article
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