Spontaneous retroperitoneal hemorrhage due to acquired cystic kidney disease.

@article{Moore2007SpontaneousRH,
  title={Spontaneous retroperitoneal hemorrhage due to acquired cystic kidney disease.},
  author={Ann E. Moore and Dean A. Kujubu},
  journal={Hemodialysis international. International Symposium on Home Hemodialysis},
  year={2007},
  volume={11 Suppl 3},
  pages={S38-40}
}
A patient with end-stage renal disease on maintenance hemodialysis developed sudden severe abdominal pain and distension. He suffered a decline in his hematocrit and subsequent abdominal imaging revealed a large left-sided retroperitoneal hemorrhage in the setting of atrophic, severely cystic kidneys. He underwent selective left renal artery angiography and embolization due to continued hemorrhage with stabilization in his condition. However, he became paraparetic within hours of the… CONTINUE READING