Dietl's crisis


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Dietl's crisis

[′dēd·əlz ‚krī·səs]
(medicine)
Recurrent attacks of radiating pain in the costovertebral angle, accompanied by nausea, vomiting, tachycardia, and hypotension, caused by kinking or twisting of the ureter with intermittent obstructive dilation.
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Classically, patients present with Dietl's crisis, infections, or kidney stones; however, prenatal assessments aim to identify significant UPJO and prevent deleterious consequences.
1,4) Unfortunately, the other main conclusion of all of these studies is that we are unable to accurately predict which patients will suffer a deterioration in function or develop a complication (urinary tract infection, Dietl's crisis, stone).
symptomatic patients 43 (60%) Pain 18 (42%) Dietl's crisis 3/18 Trauma 1/18 UTI 14 (32%) Abscess 1/14 Sepsis 1/14 Renal insufficiency 3 (7) Stones 3 (7) Failure to thrive 3 (7) Urinary incontinence 2 (5) UTI: urinary tract infection.