CardioVascular and Interventional Radiology

, Volume 28, Issue 1, pp 93–94 | Cite as

Iatrogenic Main Renal Artery Injury: Treatment by Endovascular Stent-Graft Placement

  • Sam HeyeEmail author
  • Dirk Vanbeckevoort
  • Daniël Blockmans
  • André Nevelsteen
  • Geert Maleux


We report on a patient who presented with perforation of the left main renal artery as a complication of a percutaneous retroperitoneal drainage procedure. Only a small number of cases of iatrogenic main renal artery perforations have been reported, none of them due to a percutaneous drainage attempt. Endovascular treatment by means of a coronary stent-graft was successful.


Renal artery Injuries Stent-graft 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sam Heye
    • 1
    Email author
  • Dirk Vanbeckevoort
    • 1
  • Daniël Blockmans
    • 2
  • André Nevelsteen
    • 3
  • Geert Maleux
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of RadiologyUniversity Hospitals GasthuisbergLeuvenBelgium
  2. 2.Department of Internal MedicineUniversity Hospitals GasthuisbergLeuvenBelgium
  3. 3.Department of Vascular SurgeryUniversity Hospitals GasthuisbergLeuvenBelgium

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