Renal artery aneurysm and arteriovenous fistula associated with fibromuscular dysplasia: successful treatment with detachable coils.

Altit R, Brown DB, Gardiner GA
J Vasc Interv Radiol. 2009 20 (8): 1083-6

PMID: 19560942 · DOI:10.1016/j.jvir.2009.04.066

Renal artery aneurysms are more common in patients with fibromuscular dysplasia (FMD). Although these aneurysms have traditionally been managed surgically, endovascular techniques are playing a larger role. Many treatment methods involve the use of stent-grafts to exclude the aneurysm or bare stents to protect the main renal artery while coil embolization is performed through the interstices. Herein, the authors present a patient with an arteriovenous fistula secondary to FMD that was managed entirely with use of detachable coils, which allowed preservation of the uninvolved renal parenchyma.

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Aneurysm Arteriovenous Fistula Embolization, Therapeutic Female Fibromuscular Dysplasia Humans Middle Aged Renal Artery Renal Artery Obstruction Renal Veins Treatment Outcome

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