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Acta Chir Belg. 2014 Mar-Apr;114(2):136-8.

Abdominal aortic aneurysm rupture into a retro-aortic left renal vein.

Abstract

We present a case of an abdominal aortic aneurysm ruptured into a retroaortic left renal vein. The patient presented with left flank pain, left-sided varicocoele and haematuria. Imaging showed a juxtarenal AAA associated with a retroaortic left renal vein and simultaneous contrast captation of the aneurysm, the vena cava, the left renal vein and the left vena testicularis. After opening of the aneurysm sac, the defect was controlled by digital pressure and closed by suture. The patient underwent a successful abdominal aorto bi-iliac replacement. We discuss prevalence, clinical features and treatment options of this rare condition.

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