Western Journal of Emergency Medicine: Integrating Emergency Care with Population Health
Ultrasound detection of a renal mass in a patient with flank pain and hematuria
- Author(s): Marzec, Karl
- Mailhot, Thomas
- Perera, Phillips
- et al.
Published Web Locationhttps://doi.org/10.5811/westjem.2012.8.12595
Flank pain with hematuria is a common chief complaint in the emergency department (ED). Patients are often diagnosed with renal calculi or pyelonephritis and discharged with analgesics or antibiotics and follow-up. This case study describes a patient who presented to the ED with a 1 week history of flank pain and hematuria and was subsequently found to have a large renal mass on bedside ultrasound. [West J Emerg Med 2013;14(2):123-126.]