Tortuous and aberrant external iliac artery precluding radical retropubic prostatectomy for prostate cancer.
A sixty-eight-year-old black man with clinical Stage A1 (T1a) adenocarcinoma of the prostate was found to have a tortuous and redundant left external iliac artery directly overlying the superior aspect of the prostate gland. The location of this blood vessel precluded radical retropubic prostatectomy. To our knowledge, this is the first reported example of this clinical situation. Computer-generated three-dimensional imaging from the computed tomography scan allowed accurate assessment of the vascular anomaly.
Moul, JW; Wind, GG; Wright, CR
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