Retroperitoneal hematoma (subcostal artery puncture - percutaneous renal biopsy)

Case contributed by Dr Brendon Friesen


Hypotension post percutaneous left renal biopsy

Patient Data

Age: 70
Gender: Male

Extensive left sided retroperitoneal hematoma (posterior pararenal). No renal or perirenal hematoma.

Location of gas locules along needle tract and associated abdominal wall hematoma suggesting left subcostal artery puncture.

Small volume ascites (near water attenuation - not hemoperitoneum).

Case Discussion

Retroperitoneal hematoma complicating percutaneous renal biopsy (likely subcostal artery puncture).

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Case information

rID: 29937
Published: 5th Jul 2014
Last edited: 16th Jul 2018
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