Plain Abdominal X-ray (Renal Trauma)

hage_33_n.jpg: Plain abdominal x-ray in supine position of a schoolchild with blunt abdominal trauma. In contrast to the left side, the shadow of the psoas muscle and its border is not recognizable on the right side. In addition, there is a scoliosis of the lumbal spine which is concave on the right side. In blunt abdominal trauma often a plain abdominal x-ray is performed including the pelvis. Then, loss of the shadow of the psoas muscle, scoliosis of the lumbal spine, and hemiabdomen without air in the intestine point to a severe renal trauma.