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Question 3#

What is the difference between a Grade 3 and Grade 4 renal trauma injury?

A. Size of peri-renal haematoma
B. Depth of laceration
C. Contrast extravasation
D. Avulsion of the renal hilum
E. None of the above

Correct Answer is C


Answer C

The accepted staging classification for renal trauma was developed by the American Association for Surgery of Trauma (AAST) Organ Injury Scaling Committee. It has been validated by several studies and it correlates well with the need for kidney repair or removal.