Blunt renal vascular trauma resulting in arterial avulsion injury with a nephron-sparing outcome

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Blunt renal vascular traumatic injury is uncommon, and most injuries can be managed conservatively in a patient who is clinically stable. Pseudoaneurysm or active bleeding at presentation is rare and in an unstable patient, endovascular techniques offer a low morbidity option for rapid treatment. We present an unusual case of avulsion of a second order renal artery from the main renal artery, with active bleeding at presentation treated by excluding the bleed with a stent graft. This was complicated by delayed pseudoaneurysm formation, treated with a larger stent graft. This resulted in preservation of renal parenchyma and renal function in a young patient.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)795-798
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2019


  • avulsion
  • bleeding
  • pseudoaneurysm
  • renal
  • trauma

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