Abdominal pain, fever and a ureteral stent

Body Region: Abdomen and Pelvis
Author: Michele Anzidei

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.

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