Wunderlich syndrome: a rare case in a young woman

Wunderlich syndrome: a rare case in a young woman

Authors

  • Maria Teresa Paparella 1Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Foggia University School of Medicine, Viale L. Pinto 1, 71121 Foggia, Italy
  • Laura Eusebi Radiology Unit, “Carlo Urbani” Hospital, Jesi, Italy
  • Ilaria Gangai Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Foggia University School of Medicine, Viale L. Pinto 1, 71121 Foggia, Italy
  • Francesco Bartelli Radiology Unit, “Carlo Urbani” Hospital, Jesi, Italy
  • Giuseppe Guglielmi a:1:{s:5:"en_US";s:149:"Professor of Radiology, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Foggia University School of Medicine, Viale L. Pinto 1, 71121 Foggia, Italy";}

Keywords:

Wunderlich syndrome, Angiomyolipoma, Hemorrhage, Kidney

Abstract

We report the case of a 29-year-old woman with Wunderlich syndrome, a rare spontaneous renal hemorrhage into the subcapsular and perinephric space. She presented to our emergency department with a sudden and persistent right flank pain in the abscence of abdominal injury. The onset of the symptoms can be insidious and lead to hypovolemic shock. Computed Tomography helps both in the diagnosis, detecting the renal hemorrhage, and contributes to an optimal patient management. Selective arterial embolisation is an efficient technique to stop acute and potential life-threatening hemorrhage and preserve the renal parenchyma.

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Published

06-10-2021

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Paparella MT, Eusebi L, Gangai I, Bartelli F, Guglielmi G. Wunderlich syndrome: a rare case in a young woman. Acta Biomed [Internet]. 2021 Oct. 6 [cited 2024 Jul. 12];92(S1):e2021113. Available from: https://www.mattioli1885journals.com/index.php/actabiomedica/article/view/11185