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Wunderlich's syndrome

Alternative eponyms

  • Wunderlich's disease

Synonyms

Perirenal apoplexy, perirenal haematoma, perirenal haemorrhage, spontaneous apoplexy of the renal capsule, traumatic perirenal haematoma.

Related people

Retroperitoneal haemorrhage in the kidney area.

Description

Retroperitoneal haemorrhage in the kidney area. Usually secondary to trauma; causing contusion or compression of kidney, acting on the lumbar region or on the hypochondrium. Both sexes affected; onset at all ages.

Bibliography

  • C. R. A. Wunderlich:
    Grundriss der speziellen Pathologie und Therapie. Stuttgart, Ebner & Seubert, 1858.

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