Large renal arteriovenous fistula with left-sided inferior vena cava

Hideaki Obara, Katsunori Tanaka, Kentaro Matsubara, Akira Miyajima, Masanori Inoue, Subaru Hashimoto, Sachio Kuribayashi, Yuko Kitagawa

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Idiopathic renal arteriovenous fistulas (RAVFs) are uncommon, and a left-sided inferior vena cava (IVC) is also rare. We report a large idiopathic RAVF in a 36-year-old woman who had progressive congestive heart failure. An abdominal computed tomographic scan revealed an enlarged IVC on the left side and a 5.0- × 4.5-cm RAVF with a single communication between the left renal artery and vein. Transcatheter embolization was not performed because complete flow control by a balloon catheter could not be achieved. Because of the size of the RAVF and the left-sided position of the IVC, nephrectomy was performed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1185.e9-1185.e12
JournalAnnals of Vascular Surgery
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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