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Spontaneous ruptures of the kidney sometimes require emergency surgery, at which time the etiology for the rupture becomes evident. Because the patient with previously existing renal pathology is asymptomatic, when these ruptures do occur one should be suspect of underlying disease. We present a case and discuss the relevant aspects of such entities.
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Accepted: June 20, 1996
Received: April 20, 1996
© 1997 Published by Elsevier Inc.