Renal artery stump to inferior vena cava fistula: unusual clinical presentation and transcatheter embolization with the Amplatzer vascular plug

Manish Taneja, Narayan Lath, Tan Bien Soo, Tay Kiang Hiong, Maung Myint Htoo, Lo Richard, Alexander Chung Yaw Fui
Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology 2008, 31 Suppl 2: S92-5
Fistulous communication between the renal artery stump and inferior vena cava following nephrectomy is rare. We describe the case of a 52-year-old man with a fistula detected on investigation for hemolytic anemia in the postoperative period. The patient had had a nephrectomy performed 2 weeks prior to presentation for blunt abdominal trauma. The fistula was successfully occluded percutaneously using an Amplatzer vascular plug. The patient recovered completely and was discharged 2 weeks later.

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