Successful endovascular management of a transected horseshoe kidney


Journal Article

Overview: The horseshoe kidney is more prone to blunt abdominal trauma because of its low position and the presence of the isthmus across the midline. This is a rare case of complete transection of a horseshoe kidney at the isthmus due to blunt abdominal trauma with two sites of active extravasation on initial CT imaging. This extravasation was successfully treated by embolization with coils. Superselective embolization may be used for eff ective, minimally invasive control of active extravasation due to blunt renal trauma, even in kidneys with congenital malformations such as the horseshoe kidney.

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Paxton, BE; Kim, CY; Miller, MJ; Gupta, RT

Published Date

  • January 1, 2011

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 2 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 80 - 85

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 2156-4566

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 2156-213X

Citation Source

  • Scopus