What Is Renal Forniceal Rupture?

Q:
What is renal forniceal rupture?

A:
Renal forniceal rupture is the finding of a urine leak around the kidney in radiography.

More specifically, it occurs when the renal fornices (the thin pointed projections in the kidney) leak urine due to pressure.

The pressure may come from many causes, such as ureteric calculus (stones), extrinsic compression (including pregnancy), intrinsic obstruction, and trauma.

 

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