Nontraumatic Renal Arteriovenous Fistula
- Corresponding Author:
- Raja I Zabaneh
MD, FACP, FASN
Northwest Louisiana Nephrology Shreveport
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Received date: July 06, 2016; Accepted date: August 05, 2016; Published date: August 12, 2016
Citation: Anvesh Kompelli, Iza D Zabaneh, Maria A Zabaneh, Travis Henley, Raja I Zabaneh (2016) Nontraumatic Renal Arteriovenous Fistula. J Kidney 2016, 2:3. doi:10.4172/2472-1220.1000131
Copyright: © 2016 Kompelli A, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Renal arteriovenous (AV) fistulas and malformations are rare in nature with a prevalence of 0.4%. They are commonly associated with traumatic injuries (50-80%) and degenerative changes or inflammation. We present a case of non-traumatic renal AV fistula causing a hypertensive crisis.