A male in his late 70s with a history of an uncomplicated kidney transplantation 20 years prior was brought to the Emergency Department after experiencing blunt abdominal trauma following a motor vehicle collision. Imaging revealed a large perinephric haematoma, a retroperitoneal haematoma and multiple fractures. He was admitted to the intensive care unit where a renal haematoma was found to be expanding with ultrasonography (US) and developed renal dysfunction including anuria and hyperkalemia. His creatinine rose to twice his baseline and Doppler US showed elevated resistive indices, confirming extrinsic compression and causing a Page phenomenon. An open surgical exploration through the upper aspect of his Gibson incisional scar was performed followed by evacuation of the haematoma. An intraoperative US was done demonstrating good flow in the renal vessels. His postoperative course was uncomplicated and was discharged home with renal function back to baseline. On follow-up, he continued to have a good renal function.
- Renal transplantation
- Renal medicine
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Contributors KP-S first proposed the idea to report this rare case seen at our institution to Mr. RC. Mr. RC was the primary author involved in drafting the case report, acquisition of data, literature review and analysis/interpretation of data. Mr. RC is the guarantor who controlled the decision to publish and accepts full responsibility for the finished case report. Dr KP-S also aided in several aspects of the case report including analysis and/or interpretation of data, literature search and revision of the manuscript critically for important intellectual content. Dr KP-S, Dr RK and Dr AN were the primary team involved in the management of this patient during their hospitalisation. All authors approved the version of the case report to be published.
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