Ruptured renal artery aneurysm (RAA) during pregnancy is a rare condition associated with high mortality rates to both the mother and the foetus. We report on a 41-year-old woman at her second trimester who presented with shock to the emergency department as a result of a ruptured left RAA. While the bleeding was successfully treated with angiographic embolization, a contralateral RAA, also at risk of rupture, was discovered. Due to its position on the artery bifurcation, this lesion was considered not suitable for interventional radiology and was therefore managed by hand-assisted retroperitoneoscopic nephrectomy, ex-vivo repair and autotransplantation. This was done in order to preserve renal mass and give our patient a chance of having future pregnancies without risk of rupture. Three years later, her renal function is normal, there is no evidence of recurrence, and more importantly she had two successful and uncomplicated pregnancies.
|Titolo:||Multidisciplinary management of complicated bilateral renal artery aneurysm in a woman of childbearing age|
FERRARESSO, MARIANO (Penultimo) [Supervision]
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore MED/18 - Chirurgia Generale|
|Data di pubblicazione:||lug-2018|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1093/jscr/rjy147|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|