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Case Reports in Radiology
Volume 2014, Article ID 375805, 4 pages
Case Report

Imaging of a Renal Artery Aneurysm Detected Incidentally on Ultrasonography

1Department of Radiology, General Hospital of Katerini, 6 Km Katerini-Arona, 60100 Katerini, Greece
2Department of Urology, General Hospital of Katerini, 6 Km Katerini-Arona, 60100 Katerini, Greece

Received 18 January 2014; Accepted 12 May 2014; Published 22 May 2014

Academic Editor: Daniel P. Link

Copyright © 2014 Vasileios Rafailidis 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 occur with a frequency of less than 1% of the general population. Even if they are usually asymptomatic and incidentally found, they can be complicated with life-threatening conditions like rupture, thrombosis, embolism, or hypertension. Thus, once diagnosed, they should be fully evaluated with further imaging and treated when indicated. We present the case of a patient who was referred for ultrasonography for an unrelated reason. The examination demonstrated a hyperechoic focus near the right kidney. Further imaging workup with MDCT established the diagnosis of a right renal artery aneurysm which was saccular in shape and peripherally calcified. This ring-like calcification was also visible in a KUB radiography which was also performed. After presenting the case, various aspects of this rare entity are discussed.