Retroperitoneal haemorrhage due to ruptured renal cyst in PCKD

Case contributed by Dr Craig Hacking


Acute flank pain

Patient Data

Age: 60 years
Gender: Male

Polycystic kidneys. Left retroperitoneal haemorrhage. A large dominant cyst in the lower pole of the left kidney has a fluid-fluid level in keeping with haemorrhage and the probable source of the retroperitoneal haemorrhage.

Case Discussion

Bleeding into renal cysts is a well known and common complication of polycystic kidney disease, but occasionally the cysts can rupture externally, as in this case, into the retroperitoneal spaces.

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Case information

rID: 50247
Published: 5th Jan 2017
Last edited: 26th Sep 2017
System: Urogenital
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