Renal intracystic massive hemorrhage after blunt trauma

Pil Moon Kang, Won Ik Seo, Ik Joon Choi, Sung Hwan Jung, Ho Sup Kwak, Auh Whan Park, Soo Jin Jung, Dong Il Kang

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Spontaneous and post-traumatic renal intracystic hemorrhages are extremely rare, but are a potential danger to patients with cystic kidney disease. We report two cases of post-traumatic intracystic massive hemorrhage in renal cysts. One patient was a 27-year-old male who presented with left flank pain and gross hematuria after slipping on the stairs 2 days previously. The other patient was a 58-year-old male who presented with back pain due to an accident. The circulatory states of the two patients were deteriorated and renal intracystic hemorrhages were detected on computed tomography. One patient underwent a simple nephrectomy and the other patient was treated with arterial embolization. We present two cases of renal intracystic hemorrhage, emphasizing early diagnosis and the treatment of choice.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)953-956
Number of pages4
JournalKorean Journal of Urology
Issue number10
StatePublished - Oct 2008
Externally publishedYes


  • Cysts
  • Hemorrhage
  • Kidney
  • Trauma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urology


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