Renal forniceal rupture from ureteric calculus

Case contributed by Henry Knipe
Diagnosis almost certain


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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