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Case Reports in Urology
Volume 2016, Article ID 7592563, 3 pages
Case Report

Spontaneous Retroperitoneal Haematoma due to Polyarteritis Nodosa: Report of a Case and Literature Review

Department of Urology, Kocaeli University Medical Faculty Hospital, 41380 Kocaeli, Turkey

Received 12 October 2015; Accepted 29 November 2015

Academic Editor: Giorgio Carmignani

Copyright © 2016 Emrah Simsek et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Retroperitoneal haematoma is a rare clinical entity with variable etiology. It can happen spontaneously, without any obvious precipitating factors, the so-called spontaneous retroperitoneal haematoma. There is no general consensus as to the best management plan for patients with retroperitoneal haematoma. Polyarteritis nodosa (PAN) is a rare cause of retroperitoneal haematoma. Here we report relationship between PAN and retroperitoneal haematoma and treatment approaches. However, an accepted and clearly defined treatment has not been established due to its rarity.