BMJ Case Reports 2012; doi:10.1136/bcr-2012-007653
  • Rare disease

Page kidney in a 17-year-old renal allograft

  1. Aine Burns
  1. Department of Nephrology, Royal Free Hospital, London, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Vanita Gandhi, vanita.gandhi{at}


Page kidney is a condition where extrinsic renal compression from a haematoma or mass results in hypertension and loss of renal function. Most cases are caused by a subcapsular haematoma following blunt trauma or invasive procedures (eg, renal biopsy). We report a patient who spontaneously developed Page kidney 17 years after renal transplantation. This case represents the oldest renal allograft to develop non-traumatic Page kidney.

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