[No abstract available] Wang SA. et al., 2023: Renal hematoma secondary to extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy in a man
Wang SA, Hsu ST, Lee PY, Hsieh CC.
Department of Emergency Medicine, Far Eastern Memorial Hospital, New Taipei City, Taiwan.
Department of Biomedical Engineering, National Taiwan University, Taiwan; Department of Emergency Medicine, Far Eastern Memorial Hospital, New Taipei City, Taiwan.
No abstract available.
Asian J Surg. 2022 Dec 31:S1015-9584(22)01814-0. doi: 10.1016/j.asjsur.2022.12.106. Online ahead of print. PMID: 36593147. FREE ARTICLE
This letter to the Editor describes a case of subcapsular renal hematoma as a complication to SWL. This complication, although rare, is well recognized. The diagnosis always should be suspected in patients who present with unexpected pain after SWL.
Risk factors are hypertension and treatment with anticoagulation/antiplatelet agents. Conservative treatment is sufficient in most cases although the bleeding in this patient was managed with arterial embolization.