Collapse of a hockey player: ruptured aneurysm of the renal artery

Smart, Gavin W.; Crowley, John S.; Lavoie, Denis J.
May 2010
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;5/18/2010, Vol. 182 Issue 8, p803
Academic Journal
Case Study
The article presents a case study of a 10 year old boy who had fallen over a hockey stick and hurt his flank. He suffered cardiac arrest after 10 minutes of arrival to hospital which led to the need of intubation. During emergency laparotomy it was noticed that the spleen and liver were normal though there was expanding retroperitoneal hematoma. Blood supply to left kidney was stopped which helped in stabilizing his blood pressure. His condition stabilized and was discharged after five days.


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