[Wünderlich s syndrome: importance of diagnostic imaging]

Actas Urol Esp. 2009 Sep;33(8):917-9. doi: 10.1016/s0210-4806(09)72882-7.
[Article in Spanish]


Introduction: Wünderlich's Syndrome is a spontaneous retroperitoneal haemorrhage characterised by sudden lumbar pain, tangible mass in the lumbar region and signs of hypovolaemic shock.

Case report: A 65 year-old female presented the classic triad indicating Wünderlich's syndrome. Imaging techniques with three-dimensional reconstruction enabled us to determine the diagnosis and aetiology, and aided in determining the treatment.

Discussion: We emphasise the importance of imaging methods in diagnosing and choosing treatment for Wünderlich s Syndrome.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Female
  • Hemorrhage / complications
  • Hemorrhage / diagnosis*
  • Humans
  • Low Back Pain / etiology
  • Retroperitoneal Space
  • Shock / complications
  • Shock / diagnosis*
  • Syndrome