What are the signs and symptoms of renal infarction associated with flank pain?

Updated: Dec 11, 2019
  • Author: Bradley C Gill, MD, MS; Chief Editor: Bradley Fields Schwartz, DO, FACS  more...
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The most common presenting signs and symptoms are flank pain and hematuria. Other common manifestations include fever, nausea, and vomiting. Leukocytosis may be present. Definitive diagnosis is generally made by performing an imaging study, with or without angiography. In the acute setting, prompt treatment is essential to minimize loss of renal function.


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