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Fig. 3 | Insights into Imaging

Fig. 3

From: MDCT of blunt renal trauma: imaging findings and therapeutic implications

Fig. 3

ab Parenchymal laceration not involving the collecting system (AAST grade II–III). On these 3-mm-thick multiplanar reconstruction (MPR) axial images acquired during the nephrographic (a) and 8-min delayed phase (b) of the study in the same patient, a linear cleft of absent contrast enhancement (arrow) starting from the renal surface and extending deep into the renal parenchyma is clearly appreciable, representing parenchymal laceration. On delayed image (b), no lack of hyperdense urine can be seen, excluding collecting system rupture. A perirenal haematoma (star) coexists posteriorly to the kidney

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