CT of severe renal trauma in children: evaluation and course of healing with conservative therapy.

Abstract

Over a 2-year period, blunt renal injuries were classified on a four-point scale: grade 1, contusions; grade 2, tears limited to the cortex (renal lacerations); grade 3, tears extending to the collecting system (renal fractures); and grade 4, renal vascular pedicle injuries. We report our findings in nine children with grade 2 and grade 3 blunt renal… (More)

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