DIAG 2735 Summary View of the Flank Pain Differential

DIAG 2735 Summary View of the Flank Pain Differential -...

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Summary View of the Flank Pain Differential      Diagnosis     AAA Nature of pain vague; often dull/achy       Presenting complaints flank or hip pain, urinary urgency, vomiting         Flank tenderness rarely       Imaging modality of choice non-contrast-enhanced CT scan       Treatment depends on size and whether  ruptured or not;  surgical vs observation        renal infarction Nature of pain severe, colicky, or constant       Presenting complaints pain, nausea, vomiting, fever       Flank tenderness sometimes       Imaging modality of choice renal arteriography or spiral CT with IV contrast        Treatment lysis, sometimes surgery (depending on etiology)        urolithiasis Nature of pain  sudden onset; colicky, often radiating to groin/abdomen        Presenting complaints pain, nausea, vomiting, hematuria        Flank tenderness sometimes       Imaging modality of choice
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