Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Kidney Rupture Types

Types of kidney injuries include:

  • Kidney contusion:
  • Kidney laceration:
    • Cut to the kidney
  • Kidney cortex rupture:
    • The outer surface of the kidney bursts
  • Kidney pedicle injury:
    • Injury to the blood vessels that supply the kidney
  • Kidney pelvis injury:
    • Injury to the inside of the kidney where urine is produced

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Last Updated: Dec 17, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Kidney Rupture References
  1. Bagshaw SM, Bellomo R. Early diagnosis of acute kidney injury. Curr Opin Crit Care. 2007 Dec;13(6):638-44. [17975383]
  2. Sharples EJ. Acute kidney injury: stimulation of repair. Curr Opin Crit Care. 2007 Dec;13(6):652-5. [17975385]
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