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Case Reports in Urology
Volume 2014 (2014), Article ID 856059, 3 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/856059
Case Report

Complete Renal Artery Embolization in a Comorbid Patient with an Arteriovenous Malformation

Urology Department, University Hospital Wales, Cardiff, UK

Received 15 December 2013; Accepted 18 January 2014; Published 4 March 2014

Academic Editors: M. Gallucci, A. Greenstein, and H. Ito

Copyright © 2014 Anthony Thayaparan 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

Renal arteriovenous malformations are uncommon and are rarely a cause for presentation. However, they can occasionally pose life-threatening problems. We present a case of an elderly female who underwent a complete left renal artery embolization, following a difficult presentation complicated by advanced dementia and multiple comorbidities. This is the first documented case of complete renal artery embolisation used to treat a renal AVM.