Traumatic blunt injury in polycystic kidney disease: an unfortunate event

Lai Zen Ran Dexter and Baithma Jothi Dinesh and Sandrasecra Sanjeev and Chin, Chuan Ooi and Mohd Firdaus Mohd Hayati (2019) Traumatic blunt injury in polycystic kidney disease: an unfortunate event. Gazi Medical Journal, 30 (1). pp. 72-74. ISSN 2147-2092

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Polycystic kidney disease is not a common genetic disorder. Unlike kidneys of a healthy individual, they are well protected by abdominal wall and other visceral organs. Pathological kidneys especially those with organomegaly are predisposed to trauma, even in trivial injury. The management of such cases is still controversial. In this case report, we highlight a middle-aged man who was diagnosed with polycystic kidney disease only after he sustained a blunt kidney injury. His condition was unstable requiring emergency left nephrectomy.

Item Type: Article
Keyword: Trauma , Polycystic kidney disease , Nephrectomy
Subjects: R Medicine > RD Surgery > RD1-811 Surgery > RD520-599.5 Surgery by region, system, or organ
Department: FACULTY > Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
Depositing User: SAFRUDIN BIN DARUN -
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2022 12:39
Last Modified: 11 Oct 2022 12:39

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