CardioVascular and Interventional Radiology

, Volume 34, Issue 5, pp 1065–1068 | Cite as

Stent-Assisted Coil Embolization of a Traumatic Wide-Necked Renal Segmental Artery Pseudoaneurysm

  • Martin Schlunz-Hendann
  • Axel Wetter
  • Peter Landwehr
  • Friedhelm Brassel
Technical Note


We present the case of an Afghan woman with a renal segmental artery false aneurysm of the right kidney due to a shell splinter injury. Stent-assisted coil embolization of the aneurysm is described in detail.


Arterial intervention Kidney/Renal Aneurysms Stenting/Stent graft/Drug eluting stents Embolization/Embolotherapy 


Conflict of interest

Martin Schlunz-Hendann, Axel Wetter, and Friedhelm Brassel received a congress scholarship from EV3 Company.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Martin Schlunz-Hendann
    • 1
  • Axel Wetter
    • 1
  • Peter Landwehr
    • 2
  • Friedhelm Brassel
    • 1
  1. 1.Clinic of Radiology and NeuroradiologyDuisburg Clinical CenterDuisburgGermany
  2. 2.Clinic of Diagnostic and Interventional RadiologyHospital HenriettenstiftungHannoverGermany

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