Calyceal diverticulum is a urine filled cavity connected to the renal calyx or the renal pelvis by a narrowed opening. This opening results in reflux that can result in hematuria, urinary tract infections and stone formations. Although not a common condition, it can present an interesting diagnostic challenge to the APN. The focus of this session is on differential diagnosis, diagnostic evaluation and treatment options. Two recent case studies are presented.
Contact hours available until 10/26/17.
Requirements for Successful Completion: Complete the learning activity in its entirety and complete the online CNE evaluation. You will be able to print your CNE certificate at any time after you complete the evaluation.
Speaker Disclosures: There are no disclosures to declare.
Commercial Support and Sponsorship: No commercial support or sponsorship declared.
Accreditation Statement: Society of Urologic Nurses and Associates is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
SUNA is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, provider number, CEP 5556.
Objectives: 1. Define a calyceal diverticula. 2. List 3 presenting symptoms. 3. Identify 3 characteristics of a calyceal diverticula that suggest the best treatment choice.