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Renal angiomyolipoma rupture in a young female with COVID-19

Published:February 11, 2021DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ajem.2021.02.012

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      While primarily a respiratory illness, infection with the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is associated with pathologic changes in normal coagulation, characterized by both thromboembolic and bleeding events. We present the case of a 22-year-old female diagnosed with renal angiomyolipoma (AML) rupture 2 weeks after COVID-19 infection, ultimately requiring admission for hemorrhage control via endovascular embolization. Emergency medicine physicians should maintain a high index of suspicion for renal AML rupture and other spontaneous bleeding events in patients with recent COVID-19 infection due to a possible correlation between the two.

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