Because of its rarity, this condition is of more scientific than practical interest. But as it sometimes occurs, I wish to take this opportunity of reporting an interesting case which recently came under my care, especially as I am able to describe for the first time the actual rupture of the artery in any reported case.
REPORT OF CASE
—G. C., man, aged 64, referred to me by Dr. J. L. Allan of Calgary, was married and was the father of eight children, one of whom died of tuberculosis after reaching an adult age. The others were healthy. There was no history of severe injury, nor of any venereal disease. He had never been a very hard worker, and was temperate in his habits. The patient was in his usual health and was ascending the stairs after his evening meal at the end of an ordinary day's work, when
LINCOLN WA. SPONTANEOUS RUPTURE OF THE RENAL ARTERY. JAMA. 1918;70(2):80-82. doi:10.1001/jama.1918.02600020014008