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Ultrasound detection of a renal mass in a patient with flank pain and hematuria

Karl Marzec, Thomas Mailhot, Phillips Perera
Western Journal of Emergency Medicine 2013, 14 (2): 123-6
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Flank pain with hematuria is a common chief complaint in the emergency department (ED). Patients are often diagnosed with renal calculi or pyelonephritis and discharged with analgesics or antibiotics and follow-up. This case study describes a patient who presented to the ED with a 1 week history of flank pain and hematuria and was subsequently found to have a large renal mass on bedside ultrasound.

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