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11 August 2016 : Case report  South Africa

A Case of Intraparenchymal Pseudoaneurysms in Kidney Allograft

Mistake in diagnosis, Diagnostic / therapeutic accidents, Rare disease

Liam Antony LorentzABDEF, Linda Tebogo HlabanganaCD, Malcom DaviesB

DOI: 10.12659/AJCR.897968

Am J Case Rep 2016; 17:570-573

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Percutaneous needle biopsy is routinely performed for renal allograft management. Vascular complications of the procedure include pseudoaneurysm and arterio-venous fistulae formation. Delayed diagnosis of these complications is due to their mostly asymptomatic and indolent nature.

CASE REPORT: We present a case of extensive intraparenchymal pseudoaneurysm formation within the inferior pole of the allograft, diagnosed two years following the most recent biopsy procedure.

CONCLUSIONS: Renal pseudoaneurysms may only be diagnosed years after their formation as they are typically asymptomatic.

Keywords: Biopsy, Needle - adverse effects, Aneurysm, False - etiology, computed tomography angiography, Kidney Failure, Chronic - surgery, Kidney Transplantation, Renal Artery

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American Journal of Case Reports eISSN: 1941-5923
American Journal of Case Reports eISSN: 1941-5923