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Hellenic J Cardiol. 2011 Nov-Dec;52(6):541-4.

Acute rupture of a fibromuscular dysplasia related renal artery aneurysm: emergency treatment with a covered stent.

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  • 1Department of Radiology, Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, London, United Kingdom.


We report the successful exclusion of a ruptured left renal artery aneurysm as a first presentation of fibromuscular dysplasia in a haemodynamically unstable 57-year-old man. The aneurysm was repaired in an emergency setting by deployment of a covered stent with a satisfactory result. Follow-up computed tomography confirmed successful exclusion of the aneurysm. A renal artery branch originating from the aneurismal sac was sacrificed with subsequent regional infarction. Our experience shows that the use of a covered stent is an effective, quick and life saving procedure in a ruptured renal artery aneurysm.

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