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CASE REPORT
Year : 2020  |  Volume : 29  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 517-519

Renal artery aneurysm at a Nigerian tertiary centre: Case report and review of literature.


1 Urology Division, Department of Surgery, Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, Lagos; Urology Unit, Department of Surgery, Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospitals Complex, Ile-Ife, Nigeria
2 Urology Division, Department of Surgery, Lagos State University Teaching Hospital; Department of Surgery, College of Medicine, Lagos State University, Lagos, Nigeria

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Dr. Rereloluwa Nicodemus Babalola
Department of Surgery, Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospitals Complex, Ile-Ife
Nigeria
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DOI: 10.4103/NJM.NJM_66_20

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Renal artery aneurysms are rare urologic conditions, with rupture being the most feared complication. We discuss the management of two women with this disease at our center. The first was a 58-year-old woman who presented with torrential hematuria and hemodynamic compromise. Abdominal computed tomography (CT) angiography revealed a left renal artery aneurysm, and she had emergency nephrectomy. The second was a 40-year-old woman with recurrent flank pain of 2 years duration. Serial CT scans showed a calcified renal aneurysm remaining stable over this period. She was managed nonoperatively, with serial follow-up imaging to determine if future intervention is warranted. We conclude on the need for adequate evaluation and imaging to promptly diagnose renal artery aneurysms, and that care should be individualized.


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