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J Invasive Cardiol. 2008 Sep;20(9):470-2.

Management of a renal artery aneurysm with coil embolization.

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Division of Cardiology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA.


We describe a case of a 51-year-old female who was incidentally noted to have a renal artery aneurysm on computed tomography (CT). The aneurysm was not seen on an abdominal CT performed 4 years prior, so the patient underwent successful percutaneous coil embolization. The indications for repair of such aneurysms are unknown, and there are a myriad of surgical and percutaneous management options. Because of the increase in abdominal imaging, the incidence of renal artery aneurysms is likely to rise. We describe the case and review the literature surrounding the epidemiology, outcome and management of renal artery aneurysms.

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