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Abdominal pain, fever and a ureteral stent

    Author: Michele Anzidei
    Body Region: Abdomen and Pelvis

    1. Patient Presentation
    2. CT Images
    3. CT Findings
    4. Diagnosis
    5. References

    1. Patient Presentation

    • A 46-year-old man presented to the emergency department after having experienced abdominal pain and fever for 3 weeks.
    • His medical history included a stenting procedure to treat an unspecified benign stenosis of the right ureter 2 months earlier.
    • The patient had been under treatment for several years with beta-blockers for cardiac arrhythmia.
    • Abdominal ultrasonography demonstrated a retroperitoneal mass adjacent to the aorta and multiple enlarged vessels in the left and right retroperitoneal spaces.
    • Contrast-enhanced MDCT of the abdomen and pelvis was performed to characterize the mass.