Urinary retention - sacral nerve root infiltration

Case contributed by Dr Chris O'Donnell


Renal failure and low back pain

Patient Data

Age: 80
Gender: Male

No IV contrast used as eGFR

Grossly distended bladder with large infiltrating mass involving the right sacrum and sacral nerve roots. Note atrophic right kidney (due to renal artery stenosis) and markedly hydronephrotic left kidney due to "back pressure" from chronic bladder distension.

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Case information

rID: 21584
Case created: 1st Feb 2013
Last edited: 18th Nov 2015
System: Urogenital
Tag: spine
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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