Subcapsular perirenal hematoma

A subcapsular perirenal hematoma is a form of perirenal hematoma where blood accumulates beneath the renal capsular margin.

It can arise from a number of causes

Typically seen as crescentic hematoma peripherally encapsulating a portion of the kidney. The attenuation value depends on the age of the hemorrhage.

On imaging consider

  • perirenal abscess: different clinical context unless rarely when superinfection of a perirenal hematoma leads to an abscess

Article information

rID: 39804
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Subcapsular perirenal hematoma
  • Subcapsular perirenal haematomas
  • Subcapsular perirenal hematomas

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