FREDERICK W. SPONG, M.D.; STANLEY L. DAVIS, M.D.; JOHN L. SMITH, M.D.
The first reported case of calyceal-perirenal fistula as a complication of percutaneous renal biopsy occurred in a 20-year-old woman with systemic lupus erythematosus. This complication produced hematuria and flank discomfort, and pooling of contrast material outside of the kidney was demonstrated by intravenous pyelography. The tract was partially closed when pyelography was repeated 2 days later.
SPONG FW, DAVIS SL, SMITH JL. Calyceal-Perirenal Fistula: A Transitory Complication of Percutaneous Renal Biopsy. Ann Intern Med. ;72:93–94. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-72-1-93
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1970;72(1):93-94.
Lupus Erythematosus, Nephrology, Rheumatology.
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