Korean J Urol.  2008 Feb;49(2):177-181.

Renal Ruptures with Active Bleeding Treated with Emergency Selective Renal Arterial Embolization

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Urology, Ulsan University Hospital, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Ulsan, Korea. rjpark@uuh.ulsan.kr
  • 2Department of Radiology, Ulsan University Hospital, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Ulsan, Korea.

Abstract

Selection of a treatment modality for traumatized renal rupture depends on the renal injury grade, hemodynamic stability, combined organ injury, and the physician's experience. Treatment for renal injury tends to be conservative to maintain renal function and lessen the morbidity of surgery. If renal injuries were well-staged and selected by radiologic evaluation, hemodynamically stable patients with significant injuries (grades II through V) can usually be managed without surgical exploration. We report 3 cases of grade 4 renal injuries successfully treated with selective renal arterial embolization.

Keyword

Renal injury; Embolization

MeSH Terms

Emergencies
Hemodynamics
Hemorrhage
Humans
Rupture
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