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Advances in Urology
Volume 2010, Article ID 276497, 3 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2010/276497
Case Report

Uretero-Iliac Artery Fistula: A Diagnostic and Therapeutic Challenge

1Department of Urology, Oxford Radcliffe Hospitals, Oxford OX3 7LJ, UK
2Friarage Hospital, Hambleton Wing, Northallerton, DL6 1JG, UK

Received 9 January 2010; Accepted 18 February 2010

Academic Editor: Darius J. Bagli

Copyright © 2010 Muhammad Z. Aslam et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Uretero-Iliac artery fistulas (UAFs) are very uncommon in urological practice. The rarity of this clinical entity may lead to a delayed or missed diagnosis which can result in life-threatening consequences. We present a case of a right ureteric and right external iliac artery fistula, its presentation, diagnosis, and management along with the review of the literature.