Renal trauma is not uncommon in the pediatric population and can be seen in a wide variety of settings, from minor sports-related injuries to serious motor vehicle accidents. The imaging appearance is as varied as the etiology of injuries, ranging from minor parenchymal defects to avulsion of the vascular pedicle. Our educational poster aims at exploring a variety of injuries of the kidney in children, including chronic subcapsular hematoma, different severities of laceration, renal rupture without and with urine extravasation, injuries to the ureter, trauma involving kidneys with congenital anomalies, and trauma in an undiagnosed Wilms' tumor. Because renal trauma can present with many different faces, we aim to highlight essential diagnostic pearls as well as some unusual factors which may predispose the kidney to injury.
IPR 2016 Conjoint Meeting & Exhibition