Case of the Month: February 2013 Page 3

Answer: D. All of the above.

  • This young man has a horseshoe kidney, which had not previously been identified.
  • There is hypoechoic fluid posterior to the left kidney, which is concerning for blood.
  • Additionally, there are low level echoes layering in the bladder, also consistent with blood products.
  • Based on these findings, laceration of the kidney was highly likely.
  • A contrast enhanced CT was then performed to evaluate the extent of renal injury.


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