Ureteral rupture after blunt abdominal trauma in a child with unknown horseshoe kidney

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Arianna Mariotto
Nicola Zampieri *
Mariangela Cecchetto
Francesco Saverio Camoglio
(*) Corresponding Author:
Nicola Zampieri | dr.zampieri@libero.it

Abstract

More than 90% of renal injuries in children result from blunt abdominal trauma. A 10-year-old female had a blunt abdominal trauma with macro-hematuria. The computed tomography scan revealed the presence of a horseshoe kidney and a 3rd grade renal lesion and contrast leakage from the right ureter. The ureteral rupture was confirmed by cystoscopy and ascendant pyelography and than a double J-stent was implanted. The stent was removed one month later. Non-surgical management has become the standard of care for both ureteral and renal lesions in children. Non-surgical treatment is a safe procedure for renal trauma with ureteral rupture in children.

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