Concomitant Renal Artery and Aortic Aneurysm: Is Endovascular Surgery the Correct Approach?

Benedetta Spampinato, Alberto M. Settembrini, Silvia Romagnoli, Ilenia D'Alessio, Maurizio Domanin, Livio Gabrielli

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Our case illustrates the concomitant presence of a giant aneurysm of the left renal artery at the ostium and an abdominal aortic aneurysm, in presence of a complex aortic anatomy. Type of approach and timing of the treatment is still not well established for the rare coexistence of these 2 pathologies. In case of surgical high-risk patients, endovascular therapy is considered now the best choice to exclude arterial and aortic aneurysms although there are chances to do further interventions in the follow-up. For this reason, we simultaneously treated both the aneurysms through an embolization with plugs and coils of renal aneurysm and endovascular exclusion of aortic aneurysm; in the follow-up, renal function of the patient worsened until hemodialysis and we saw the reperfusion of renal aneurysm and the onset of endoleak I type A from above the aortic and renal aneurysm and B from iliac legs of the previous endograft. We performed a parallel graft technique on visceral vessels to exclude the refilling of both aneurysms and preserve visceral vascularization. Follow-up at 12 months showed the complete exclusion of the aneurysms and the patency of stents in celiac trunk and superior mesenteric artery.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)473.e1-473.e5
JournalAnnals of Vascular Surgery
Publication statusPublished - 2019

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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