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Preoperative evaluation of retroperitoneal venous system anomalies during abdominal aortic aneurysm rupture.
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PMID:  21097454     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
The association of a retroaortic left renal vein and an abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) fistula is an infrequent event. We present two cases of AAA rupture into the retroaortic left renal vein. Preoperative computed tomography (CT) assessment showed retroperitoneal bleeding due to a large AAA rupture with an associated unusual retroaortic left renal vein. Patients underwent successful arteriovenous fistula sutures with abdominal aortoiliac replacement. The patients had uneventful recoveries, and they were discharged on the seventh to ninth postoperative day (POD) without renal complications. The clinical onset was characterized by the unique syndrome: continuous abdominal bruit, abdominal and left flank pain with an associated pulsatile mass (Mansour Triad). Moreover patients presented with haematuria, proteinuria and a large non-functional left kidney on the imaging scan. The CT-scan may suggest the presence of the venous anomaly. Unusual anatomical presentation recommends a careful surgical approach during AAA operations.
Roberto Gabrielli; Maria Sofia Rosati; Andrea Siani; Giustino Marcucci
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-11-19
Journal Detail:
Title:  Interactive cardiovascular and thoracic surgery     Volume:  12     ISSN:  1569-9285     ISO Abbreviation:  Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg     Publication Date:  2011 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-01-24     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101158399     Medline TA:  Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  278-80     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Vascular Surgery, ASL-RMF 'S. Paolo' Hospital Civitavecchia, Rome, Italy.
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