Tortuous and aberrant external iliac artery precluding radical retropubic prostatectomy for prostate cancer.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

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.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Moul, JW; Wind, GG; Wright, CR

Published Date

  • October 1993

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 42 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 450 - 452

PubMed ID

  • 8212448

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0090-4295

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/0090-4295(93)90384-m


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States