Spontaneous kidney rupture in polyarteritis nodosa. Report of four cases

Eur Urol. 1988;15(1-2):153-5. doi: 10.1159/000473419.


Spontaneous kidney rupture as the initial manifestation of polyarteritis nodosa is rare. We present 4 such patients who underwent nephrectomy. We suggest primary nephrectomy in patients with spontaneous kidney rupture and resultant retroperitoneal hematoma in whom no preoperative diagnosis is available.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Kidney Diseases / etiology*
  • Kidney Diseases / surgery
  • Male
  • Nephrectomy
  • Polyarteritis Nodosa / complications*
  • Rupture, Spontaneous