Caval and ureteral obstruction secondary to an inflammatory abdominal aortic aneurysm

Vikram S. Kashyap, Raymond Fang, Colleen M. Fitzpatrick, Ryan T. Hagino

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Inflammatory abdominal aortic aneurysms (IAAA) represent 3% to 10% of all abdominal aortic aneurysms. Obstructive uropathy is a well-described feature of IAAAs, but venous complications are unusual secondary to IAAA. The authors report a patient presenting with acute renal failure and deep venous thrombosis secondary to an IAAA. We believe this represents the first case of an IAAA manifesting as combined inferior vena cava compression and associated obstructive uropathy. Successful operative repair was performed. With resolution of the retroperitoneal inflammation, long-term follow-up revealed spontaneous release of both ureteral and caval compression.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1416-1421
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of vascular surgery
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 2003
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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