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).
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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.