What are the abdominal signs and symptoms of acute kidney injury (AKI)?

Updated: Dec 24, 2020
  • Author: Biruh T Workeneh, MD, PhD, FASN; Chief Editor: Vecihi Batuman, MD, FASN  more...
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Answer

The following signs of AKI may be discovered during an abdominal examination:

  • Pulsatile mass or bruit: Atheroemboli
  • Abdominal or costovertebral angle tenderness: Nephrolithiasis, papillary necrosis, renal artery thrombosis, renal vein thrombosis
  • Pelvic, rectal masses; prostatic hypertrophy; distended bladder: Urinary obstruction
  • Limb ischemia, edema: Rhabdomyolysis

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