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Usage of point-of-care ultrasonography for rapid diagnosis of acute renal infarction: Two case reports

 Department of Emergency Medicine, Chung Shan Medical University Hospital, Taichung City, Taiwan

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Chia-Ching Chen,
Department of Emergency Medicine, Chung Shan Medical University Hospital, No. 110, Section 1, Jianguo N. Road, South Dist., Taichung City 402
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Acute renal infarction is a rare form of vascular emergency. Although major risk factors of renal infarction are due to cardio-embolic events such as atrial fibrillation, valvular or ischemic heart disease, renal artery thrombosis/dissection, and coagulopathy, the prevalence of idiopathic acute renal infarction can be as high as 59%. Two cases that contributed to this emergency are presented. The history, physical examination, and clinical imaging findings for clinical assessment are briefly described. Point-of-Care Ultrasonography (POCUS) was used to exclude other etiology and identify the pathological changes. The role of POCUS in rapid rule in acute renal infarction has been emphasized in clinical settings.

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