Hiding in Plain Sight: A Case of Perinephric Abscess Diagnosed by POCUS

David Haughey, MD, Tai Truong, MD
2020 POCUS Journal  
An 87 year old male with obstructive uropathy was initially diagnosed with acute kidney injury (AKI), a new renal mass and hydronephrosis. When transferred to a facility with a hospital medicine POCUS program, the renal mass was correctly identified as a perinephric abscess, which was percutaneously drained leading to resolution of AKI and the underlying infection. Renal POCUS is readily taught via brief educational interventions and empowers providers to identify common (hydronephrosis) and
more » ... ronephrosis) and uncommon (perinephric abscess) renal pathology at the bedside.
doi:10.24908/pocus.v5i2.14430 fatcat:othbvscv5ndzbgr5wss64bz7pa