Renal Cortical Necrosis Differential Diagnoses

Updated: Jul 03, 2018
  • Author: Prasad Devarajan, MD, FAAP; Chief Editor: Craig B Langman, MD  more...
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Diagnostic Considerations

Diagnostic considerations include the following:

  • Renal artery thromboembolism

  • Renal infarction

  • Renal vein thrombosis

Consider the diagnosis of renal cortical necrosis in a pregnant woman with sudden onset of abdominal pain, a tender uterus, and hematuria, especially during the third trimester.

Consider the diagnosis in a newborn or young child with dehydration, oliguria, and hematuria.

Differential Diagnoses