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Case Reports in Medicine
Volume 2019, Article ID 3738910, 7 pages
Case Report

Endovascular Treatment of Ruptured Renal Artery Aneurysm: A Case-Based Literature Review

1Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine, Virginia Commonwealth University, School of Medicine, Richmond, VA, USA
2Resident, Internal Medicine, St. Mary Mercy Hospital, Livonia, MI, USA
3Nuclear Cardiology Clinical and Research Fellow, Massachusetts General Hospital Corrigan Minehan Heart Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
4Resident, Internal Medicine, Interfaith Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY, USA

Correspondence should be addressed to Yub Raj Sedhai; moc.liamg@iahdes.rd

Received 4 September 2018; Revised 16 December 2018; Accepted 20 January 2019; Published 6 February 2019

Academic Editor: Masahiro Kohzuki

Copyright © 2019 Yub Raj Sedhai 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.


Renal artery aneurysms are extremely uncommon with a reported incidence of less than one percent in general population. They are being more frequently detected due to increasing availability and use of abdominal imaging. Renal artery aneurysm rupture is an extremely unusual cause of acute flank pain with hemodynamic instability. Given the rarity of diagnoses, clinicians may not consider and address this ruptured renal artery aneurysm early which can potentially lead to adverse clinical outcomes. We report the case of a 55-year-old male who presented with retroperitoneal bleeding from a ruptured aneurysm of the interlobular branch of renal artery. He was endovascularly treated with coil embolization. We have also reviewed the inherent literature.