Ugeskr Læger 2017;179:V04170338
Correct diagnostic of traumatic renal trauma is important for the treatment
Renal trauma is injury to the kidney because of either blunt or penetrating trauma. The condition must be diagnosed quickly and correctly in order to preserve kidney function. This article describes classification, diagnostics, treatment and follow-up. It is important to do a CT-urography to classify the injury properly. The majority of the patients with renal injury can be managed conservatively. Surgical exploration is primarily for the control of haemorrhage. Complications may require additional imaging or interventions. Follow-up is focused on renal function and blood pressure.