Radiologic Triage Examinations to Determine Conservative Versus Interventional Management of Renal Trauma Patients
During the past decade, substantial changes have occurred in the concepts determining management of renal trauma. In the past, surgical exploration of all suspected renal injuries due to penetrating trauma was held obligatory. Suspected parenchymal tears extending into the collecting system, resulting urinomas, or compromising hematomas attendant on blunt trauma were likewise slated for surgical exploration and intervention . The current concepts advocate a conservative approach for patients who sustain blunt trauma resulting only in minor renal injury without apparent violation of the collecting system and who have stable vital signs.
KeywordsRenal Artery Renal Injury Compute Tomogram Intimal Flap Renal Trauma
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