Spontaneous perirenal hematoma: A case report

Tu Hao Chang, Wen Jeng Wu, Hsi Lin Hsiao, Hsin Chih Yeh, Chun Hsiung Huang, Yung Chin Lee

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Spontaneous perirenal hematoma is relatively uncommon but may be life threatening. There are some challenges in early diagnosis due to the lack of specific presentations. We report a case of spontaneous perirenal hematoma in a patient who had histories of systemic lupus erythematosus, hypertension, and uremia with hemodialysis, and initially presented with non-specific flank pain. Dizziness and unstable vital signs were noted in the emergency room. Computed tomography and abdominal ultrasonography revealed a large perirenal hematoma over the left retroperitoneal cavity. The patient received conservative treatment without surgical intervention and had an uneventful recovery.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)578-581
Number of pages4
JournalKaohsiung Journal of Medical Sciences
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 2005
Externally publishedYes


  • Hemodialysis
  • SLE
  • Spontaneous perirenal hematoma
  • Uremia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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