Radiologic Triage Examinations to Determine Conservative Versus Interventional Management of Renal Trauma Patients

  • E. K. Lang
Conference paper


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 [1]. 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.


Renal Artery Renal Injury Compute Tomogram Intimal Flap Renal Trauma 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.


Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.


  1. 1.
    Cass AS (1975) Renal trauma in the multiple injured patient. J Urol 114:495–97PubMedGoogle Scholar
  2. 2.
    Cass AS, Susset J, Kahn A, Godec CJ (1979) Renal pedicle injury in multiple injured patient. J Urol 122:728–732PubMedGoogle Scholar
  3. 3.
    Evins SC, Thomason WB, Rosenblum R (1980) Non-operative management of severe lacerations. J Urol 123:247–251PubMedGoogle Scholar
  4. 4.
    McDonald EJ Jr, Korobkin N, Jacobs RP, Minaji H (1976) The role of emergency excretory urography in the evaluation of blunt abdominal trauma. Am J Roentgen 126:739–742Google Scholar
  5. 5.
    Lang EK (1985) Imaging examinations in the management of renal trauma. Sem Ultrasound CT MR 6:100–108Google Scholar
  6. 6.
    Lang EK, Sullivan, Frentz G (1985) Renal trauma: a radiologic study. Radiology 154:1–6PubMedGoogle Scholar
  7. 7.
    Lang EK (1983) Assessment of renal trauma by dynamic CT. Radiographics 3(4):566–584Google Scholar
  8. 8.
    Lang EK (1975) Arteriography in the assessment of renal trauma. J Trauma 15:553–559PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • E. K. Lang

There are no affiliations available

Personalised recommendations