intermittent pain, sometimes with nausea and emesis, caused by intermittent proximal obstruction of ureter. Originally believed due to a mobile kidney that caused ureter to kink with positional changes.
Synonym(s): incarceration symptom
Die·tl cri·sis(dē'tĕl krī'sis)
Intermittent pain, sometimes with nausea and emesis, caused by intermittent proximal obstruction of ureter or distention of the renal pelvis.
[Józef Dietl, Polish-Austrian physician, 1804–1878]
A sudden, severe attack of gastric pain, chills, fever, nausea, and collapse. In cases of floating kidney, the ureter becomes kinked and urine is obstructed, producing symptoms of renal colic.
Dietl,Józef, Polish physician, 1804-1878.
Dietl crisis - paroxysmal attacks of lumbar and abdominal pain with nausea and vomiting, resulting from kinking of the ureter in persons with floating kidney. Synonym(s): incarceration symptom