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Question 5#

When should main renal arterial injury be repaired, if suspected to be injured?

A) Within 24 hours
B) Within 18 hours
C) Within 12 hours
D) Within 6 hours
E) None of the above

Correct Answer is D


Answer D

Renovascular injuries are uncommon. Renal salvage following main renal artery injury occurs in a quarter of patients at best. Time to reperfusion is the major factor in determining outcome and therefore expeditious intervention is required.