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Case Report

Renal Artery Aneurysm Causing Symptomatic Hydronephrosis

Sliwinski A1,2*, Koonjbeharry B2, Wetherell D2, Weerakoon M2, Ow D2, Manya K2, Lawrentschuk N2,3 and Brennan J1

1Urology Unit, Bendigo Health, Victoria, Australia

2Department of Surgery, University of Melbourne, Urology Unit, Austin Hospital, Heidelberg, Victoria, Australia

3Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research, Austin Hospital, Heidelberg, Victoria, Australia

*Corresponding Author:
Ania Sliwinski
Department of Surgery, University of Melbourne
Urology Unit, Room 8244, Level 8, Harold-Stokes Building
Austin Hospital, 145 Studley Road
Heidelberg, Victoria 3141, Australia
Tel: +61 412 264 880
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E-mail: [email protected]

Received date August 22, 2013; Accepted date December 04, 2013; Published date December 08, 2013

Citation: Sliwinski A, Koonjbeharry B, Wetherell D, Weerakoon M, Ow D, et al. (2013) Renal Artery Aneurysm Causing Symptomatic Hydronephrosis. Med Surg Urol 2:121. doi: 10.4172/2168-9857.1000121

Copyright: © 2013 Sliwinski 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 artery aneurysms occur in only up to 0.3% of the population [1]. They are usually an incidental finding but have been known to cause hypertension, pain, haematuria and hydronephrosis [1-3]. Dedicated CT angiography is needed to diagnose a renal artery aneurysm hence they are not always obvious on conventional CT. There have been numerous reports of renal artery aneurysms that were originally thought to be cysts [1,4,5]. This is a case report of a patient who presented with loin pain and hydronephrosis originally thought to have a classic Pelviureteric Junction Obstruction (PUJO) but was later

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