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Acute renal failure and hypertensive urgency

    Author: Markus Juchems, Ulm, Germany
    Body Region: Abdomen and Pelvis

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

    1. Patient Presentation

    • A 23-year-old woman was referred to our hospital with acute renal failure and hypertensive

    • Clinical examination revealed that she also had hyperthyreosis and obesity (BMI=38).
    • To further investigate the kidneys, an ultrasound-guided biopsy of the left kidney was
      performed. After biopsy, follow-up ultrasonography (US) revealed an unclear mass between the
      pancreas, spleen and kidney.

    • As it was not possible to further classify the lesion with US, contrast-enhanced CT of the
      abdomen was performed.