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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
    urgency.

  • 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.