Renal Subcapsular Hematoma Formation Due to Hydronephrosis Caused by Recurrent Uterine Cervical Cancer

Hana Nakamura, Kazuyoshi Ko, Hisami Kiseki, Shun-ichi Ikeda


Most non-traumatic renal subcapsular hematomas are found in the presence of primary or metastatic renal tumors, or in the presence of vascular disease of the renal blood vessels. We managed an asymptomatic renal subcapsular hematoma that formed due to uterine cervical cancer that metastasized to the left common iliac lymph nodes. A 48-year-old woman with stage IB1 cervical cancer underwent neoadjuvant chemotherapy and concurrent chemoradiation following a radical hysterectomy. Six months after the completion of her first treatment, she developed left-sided hydronephrosis, a left subcapsular hematoma and left common iliac lymph nodes enlargement as demonstrated with contrast-enhanced computed tomography. Although a renal subcapsular hematoma is rarely a symptom of cervical cancer recurrence, it should be considered if other neoplastic or vascular diseases are ruled out.

J Med Cases. 2021;12(3):126-129


Renal subcapsular hematoma; Uterine cervical cancer; Hydronephrosis

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