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Giant Calcified Renal Artery Aneurysm: Traditional RX versus Three-Dimensional Computed Tomography

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A 65-year-old woman with no history of previous flank trauma, renal stone or upper urinary tract infections, presented for flank pain and left hydro-uretero-nephrosis seven days after hysterectomy. Percutaneous pielography revealed narowing of the distal ureter, without endoureteral mass. The plain abdomen film incidentally showed a 3-cm calcified ring on the left renal shadow, who resulted external to the collecting system at pielography. A 3-dimensional-CT scan with angiographic reconstruction revealed a 3-cm calcified renal artery aneurysm. The vascular surgeon suggested a watchful waiting. The patient underwent ureteral reimplantation with ureteral stenting, allowing a complete recovery of iatrogenic stenosis two months postoperatively.

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Gacci, M., Saleh, O., Mantella, A., Azas, L., Romagnani, P., Minervini, A., Serni, S. and Carini, M. (2013) Giant Calcified Renal Artery Aneurysm: Traditional RX versus Three-Dimensional Computed Tomography. Advances in Computed Tomography, 2, 20-22. doi: 10.4236/act.2013.21004.


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