Dietl's crisis


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Dietl's crisis

[dē′təlz]
Etymology: Joseph Dietl, Polish physician, 1804-1878; Gk, krisis, turning point
a sudden excruciating pain in the kidney caused by distension of the renal pelvis, rapid ingestion of large amounts of liquid, or kinking of a ureter that produces temporary occlusion of the flow of urine from the kidney. The pain may be accompanied by nausea, vomiting, hematuria, and general collapse. See also hydronephrosis.

Dietl's crisis

Recurrent attacks of severe pain in the loin, with nausea and vomiting, caused by partial twisting of the kidney on its vessels and kinking or obstruction of the URETER. (Jozef Dietl, 1804–78, Polish physician).