Endovascular Treatment of post-traumatic Renal Artery Dissection.
AJTES Vol 6, No 2, July 2022
Laçi I et al - Endovascular Treatment of post Traumatic Renal Artery Dissection.


trauma blunt
renal injury
endovascular stent

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Laçi, I., & Spahiu, A. (2022). Endovascular Treatment of post-traumatic Renal Artery Dissection. Albanian Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery, 6(2), 1086-1090. https://doi.org/10.32391/ajtes.v6i2.288


Blunt renal artery injuries are rare, and no single trauma center has accumulated sufficient experience to draw meaningful conclusions or recommendations about optimal therapeutic strategies.[1]

The increased use of CT scans to evaluate blunt abdominal trauma identifies more acute renal artery injuries that may have gone undetected.[2]

Patients with renal injury have limited options such as open surgical repair or anticoagulation.[3] The use of endovascular stents to treat trauma is a good option treatment. [4] But not every case is successful.

The purpose of this case report is to describe the importance of accurate diagnosis and successful repair in emergency traumatic conditions by means of interventional radiology in cases of intimal damage to the renal arteries.

We will present a 38-year-old man who shows on the emergency room because of an accident with abdominal and thoracic trauma. The patient complained of pain in the right side of the abdomen…

Through Angiography, an intimal dissection localized in the upper pole of the right kidney was confirmed. We inserted an expandable balloon stent using a transfemoral approach to successfully repair the dissection.

Conclusion: Blunt renal artery injury is rare. Nonoperative management should be considered an acceptable therapeutic option. Management of blunt renal injuries includes timely evaluation to maximize the preservation of renal function. Recent management trends support the consideration of endoluminal intervention for traumatic renal artery dissections.

Laçi I et al - Endovascular Treatment of post Traumatic Renal Artery Dissection.


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