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CASE REPORT
Year : 2018  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 35

The “Lightning bolt” Sign on Computed Tomography during Percutaneous Renal Mass Cryoablation


Division of Vascular and Interventional Radiology, Department of Radiology, University of Kentucky College of Medicine, Lexington, Kentucky, USA

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Qian Yu
University of Kentucky College of Medicine, 800 Rose Street, Lexington, Kentucky 40506
USA
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/jcis.JCIS_36_18

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Ice-ball fracture is a rare and often overlooked entity that may lead to intraprocedural hemorrhage after percutaneous cryoablation of renal masses. There is scant literature on ice-ball fractures associated with percutaneous renal cryoablation. Immediate recognition of the lightning bolt sign during intraprocedural computed tomography can help identify patients who may have developed this complication.


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