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SHOCK SCENARIOS
Year : 2009  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 203-205

Wunderlich's syndrome and hemorrhagic shock


1 Cardiovascular Interventional Radiology Service, University of Milan, San Donato Milanese, Milan, Italy
2 Urology Department, IRCCS Policlinico San Donato, University of Milan, San Donato Milanese, Milan, Italy

Correspondence Address:
Stefano CM Picozzi
Urology Department, IRCCS Policlinico San Donato, University of Milan, San Donato Milanese, Milan
Italy
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DOI: 10.4103/0974-2700.55346

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We report a case of Wunderlich's syndrome in an obese woman associated with massive retroperitoneal hemorrhage. Stable hemodynamic patient condition was obtained by selective arterial embolization. Since the first embolization of a renal angiomyolipoma in 1976 by Moorhead et al., highly selective renal arterial embolization of angiomyolipoma with rupture has become a procedure that offers greater efficacy, particularly in life-threatening cases.


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