TITLE

Giant Hydronephrosis

AUTHOR(S)
Chia-Chao Wu; Guang-Huan Sun
PUB. DATE
November 2009
SOURCE
Mayo Clinic Proceedings;Nov2009, Vol. 84 Issue 11, p954
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Case Study
ABSTRACT
The article presents a case study of a 45-year old man who was hospitalized due to his 8-month history of progressive abdominal distension and intermittent attacks of nausea. Physical examination showed a palpable mass in the right flank region of the abdomen. Computed tomography revealed the presence of a rare condition termed giant hydronephrosis. The study suggests the need of an early recognition using sophisticated imaging studies to avoid catastrophic morbidity.
ACCESSION #
45176767

 

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