Spontaneous rupture of the renal pelvis

Dr Henry Knipe and Dr Yuranga Weerakkody et al.

Spontaneous rupture of the renal pelvis, also known as pyelosinus backflow, is a rare complication that can occasionally occur with obstructive urolithiasis (usually in the distal third of the ureter) or occasionally infection 1. Leakage of urine can result in a urinoma, and there is an increased risk of renal abscess and sepsis 4

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rID: 17872
System: Urogenital
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Pyelosinus backflow
  • Spontaneous rupture of renal pelvis (SRRP)
  • Spontaneous rupture of renal pelvis
  • Spontaneous renal pelvic rupture

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