Renal infarction

Case contributed by Assoc Prof Frank Gaillard

Patient Data

Age: Adult

Note: This case has been tagged as "legacy" as it no longer meets image preparation and/or other case publication guidelines.


Selected images from a contrast-enhanced CT demonstrate hypoattenuation of the posteroinferior part of the kidney with surrounding stranding. There is preservation of the very outer layer of parenchyma (cortical rim sign). Features are those of a renal infarct. 

Annotated image

This renal infarct has a subtle but present cortical rim sign (arrow).

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