CT findings in renovascular injuries following abdominal trauma: a pictorial review
Ankita Dhiman Nair, Atin Kumar, Shivanand Gamanagatti, Amit Gupta, Subodh Kumar
Emerg Radiol . 2022 Jun;29(3):595-604. doi: 10.1007/s10140-022-02027-3. Epub 2022 Feb 5.
Renal vascular injuries are more devastating than parenchymal injuries alone, thus account for higher injury grade and require prompt recognition. Revised AAST organ injury scale (OIS) for renal trauma has incorporated CT-diagnosed vascular injuries into renal injury grading which includes pseudoaneurysm and arteriovenous fistula, along with addition of some new descriptors of renovascular injury. Dual-phase contrast-enhanced CT (with both arterial and venous phase) can easily pick up renovascular injuries and is the modality of choice for imaging renovascular trauma. Radiologist should be well versed with the imaging findings of renovascular injuries so that accurate injury grading can be done and further management can be planned at the earliest.
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