Renal forniceal rupture from ureteric calculus

Case contributed by Dr Henry Knipe


Sudden onset left loin pain.

Patient Data

Age: 50 years
Gender: Male
Left VUJ 3 mm calculus with mild left hydroureter and hydronephrosis. Low density posterior to the left kidney is suggestive of forniceal rupture and a small urinoma.

Case Discussion

Renal forniceal rupture occurs in cases of ureteric obstruction, most commonly from a calculus. 

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Case information

rID: 50291
Published: 30th Dec 2016
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
System: Urogenital
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