Successful angioembolization of renal artery pseudoaneurysms after blunt abdominal trauma.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

We report a case of minimally invasive management of renal artery pseudoaneurysms after blunt abdominal trauma. A 44-year-old man developed gross hematuria after a motor vehicle collision. The initial radiographic evaluation revealed only a parenchymal laceration of the right kidney, and the patient was treated conservatively. Persistent gross hematuria necessitated repeat renal angiography that revealed numerous small pseudoaneurysms. Angioembolization was successfully performed with minimal compromise of the renal parenchyma. Transcatheter embolization is safe and effective for controlling hemorrhage from traumatic renal artery pseudoaneurysms and should be the initial treatment of choice in hemodynamically stable patients.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Miller, DC; Forauer, A; Faerber, GJ

Published Date

  • March 2002

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 59 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 444 -

PubMed ID

  • 11880095

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1527-9995

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/s0090-4295(01)01595-3


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States