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Giant hydronephrosis in a 42-yr-old man revealed by low back pain

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S Kouki ,

Radiology Department, CHU Sint-Pieter, Brussels
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A Fares,

Radiology Department, Hospital ZNA-Middelheim, Antwerp, Belgium, BE
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K Akkari,

Radiology Department, CHU Sint-Pieter, Brussels
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S Alard

Radiology Department, CHU Sint-Pieter, Brussels
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Abstract

A 42-year-old man with no medical history complaining of back pain for several months with bilateral sciatica poorly systematized. Radiographs of the lumbar spine show a narrowing of the L4/L5 disc space. A lumbar spine Computed Tomography (CT) was requested to explore these low back pain. It revealed a medial disc herniation at the L4-L5 level and discovers a large cystic swelling with thin septations occupying whole of the abdomen (Fig. A). Contrast-enhanced abdominal CT scan confirmed left giant hydronephrosis secondary to pelviureteric junction obstruction (Fig. B) with thin renal parenchyma (white arrowheads) (Fig. 3). It’s shifting all the bowel loops to the right side. Non left ureteral stone, never mass syndrome has been highlighted. Left nephrectomy was performed and approximately 8 liters of clear urine was drained. The patient had an uneventful recovery postoperatively.

How to Cite: Kouki S, Fares A, Akkari K, Alard S. Giant hydronephrosis in a 42-yr-old man revealed by low back pain. Journal of the Belgian Society of Radiology. 2013;96(4):263. DOI: http://doi.org/10.5334/jbr-btr.382
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Published on 01 Jul 2013.
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