Embolization of renal artery aneurysm and arteriovenous fistula: A case report

Susan M. Trocciola, Rabih A. Chaer, Stephanie C. Lin, Rajeev Dayal, Matthew Scherer, Matthew Garner, Deidre Coll, K. Craig Kent, Peter L. Faries

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A renal artery aneurysm with an associated arteriovenous fistula in a native kidney has been reported infrequently in the literature. Management depends on size, location, and the patient's physiological condition. We describe a case in which endovascular therapy was used to successfully exclude both aneurysm and fistula. This report describes a 13-centimeter renal artery aneurysm with arteriovenous fistula originating from an isolated branch of the renal artery. Coil-embolization resulted in thrombosis of the aneurysm and fistula while preserving parenchymal perfusion. Coil embolization is an alternative to surgery for coexistent renal artery aneurysm and arteriovenous fistula arising from a branch of adequate length for placement of embolic coils. Successful treatment is not limited by aneurysm size or presence of arteriovenous connection.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)525-529
Number of pages5
JournalVascular and Endovascular Surgery
Issue number6
StatePublished - Nov 1 2005


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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Trocciola, S. M., Chaer, R. A., Lin, S. C., Dayal, R., Scherer, M., Garner, M., Coll, D., Kent, K. C., & Faries, P. L. (2005). Embolization of renal artery aneurysm and arteriovenous fistula: A case report. Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, 39(6), 525-529. https://doi.org/10.1177/153857440503900610