Semin intervent Radiol 2021; 38(01): 113-122
DOI: 10.1055/s-0041-1726006
Review Article

Interventional Radiology in Renal Trauma

Diego B. Lopez-Gonzalez
1  Division of Interventional Radiology, Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts
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Omar Zurkiya
1  Division of Interventional Radiology, Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts
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Abstract

Traumatic injuries to the kidney and collecting system can range widely from small lacerations to significant bleeding and its sequelae. Urinary obstruction can occur in the renal pelvis, ureters, or urethra. Interventional radiology plays a significant role in treatment and management, in many cases requiring emergent action. Endovascular embolization is frequently the first-line approach to treating hemorrhage. Percutaneous interventions for urinary obstruction include nephrostomy and suprapubic catheter placement. In this article, we outline the clinical approach and interventional methods used in the evaluation and treatment of renal trauma. Several case presentations demonstrate the role of interventional radiology in renal trauma.



Publication History

Publication Date:
15 April 2021 (online)

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