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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 31  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 240-241

Objective improvement in renal function post-Dietl's crisis: Documented on renal dynamic scintigraphy

Department of Nuclear Medicine and PET/CT, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India

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Madhavi Tripathi
Department of Nuclear Medicine and PET/CT, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi - 110 029
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DOI: 10.4103/0972-3919.181527

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Dietl's crisis is one of the treatable causes of intermittent abdominal pain. The pain is due to acute hydronephrosis that leads to stretching of the pelvis. The most common cause of this intermittent hydronephrosis is aberrant renal vessel at lower pole that causes pelvi-ureteric junction obstruction.(PUJO). High insertion of the ureter is one of the other rare causes. We present a case of 5-year-old boy with intermittent abdominal pain and distension with ultrasonography features of gross left hydronephrosis. Renal dynamic scan.(RDS) with ethylene dicysteine showed negligible functioning left kidney. On third follow-up day, the patient passed a lot of urine with decrease in abdominal pain and distension. Then, again the patient was sent to us 8.days after the first study for repeat RDS, which showed significant improvement in function and decreased in the size of left kidney though with persistent PUJO. On exploration high insertion of the ureter at pelvis was found to be the cause and was treated.

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