Ruptured Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm in A Patient with A Retroaortic Left Renal VeinTakeshi Oda*, Yasuyuki Zaima, Hayato Fukuda, Shinichi Imai, Eiji Nakamura, Hiroshi Yasunaga and
Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, St. Mary’s Hospital, Fukuoka, Japan
- *Corresponding Author:
- Takeshi Oda
Department of Cardiovascular Surgery
St. Mary’s Hospital. 422 Tsubukuhon-machi
Kurume, Fukuoka 830-8543, Japan
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Received Date: October 12, 2014; Accepted Date: November 16, 2014; Published Date: November 26, 2014
Citation: Oda T, Zaima Y, Fukuda H, Imai S, Nakamura E et al. (2014) Ruptured Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm in A Patient with A Retroaortic Left Renal Vein. Angiol Open Access 2:137. doi:10.4172/2329-9495.1000137
Copyright: © 2014 Oda T 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.
Retroaortic left renal vein is rare but life-threatening in abdominal aortic surgery. The risk of venous injury is
especially high during surgery for a ruptured Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA). We report a case of ruptured AAA in an 84-year-old woman. Careful evaluation of the preoperative contrast-enhanced Computed Tomography (CT) images showed a retroaortic left renal vein and triple left renal arteries. The patient underwent successful surgical repair. Even in cases of ruptured AAA, preoperative contrast-enhanced CT should be performed to search for venous and arterial anomalies and reduce the risk of fatal bleeding when vital condition is not critical.