We report a case of a 75-year-old man presented with gross haematuria and left hydronephrosis due to an ureteric iliac-artery fistula . Medical history included a previous positioning of aorto-bisiliac graft and an iliac artery stent placed to exclude an hypogastric aneurysm. A retrograde pyelography revealed a compression of the middle ureter and an extravasation of contrast at that level, for this reason a double J stent was inserted. Contrast-enhanced computed tomography showed the presence of a fistula between the left ureter and the internal iliac. The patient underwent endovascular treatment using a stent-graft with the subsequent patient’s recovery. Ureteric iliac-artery fistula is a rare condition and it generally manifests with life threatening gross bleeding. We suggest a multidisciplinary clinical approach in order to achieve the best results for the patient and to avoid severe complications. Endovascular techniques have been demonstrated to be effective and rapid in the treatment of this emergency condition; ureteral stenting is also recommended.

A case of gross haematuria due to an ureteric-iliac artery fistula / Madonia, Massimo; Russo, Gi; Trignano, E; Paliogiannis, Panagiotis; Cimino, S; Corbu, Carlo; Morgia, G.. - In: ANNALI ITALIANI DI CHIRURGIA. - ISSN 2239-253X. - 2013(2013).

A case of gross haematuria due to an ureteric-iliac artery fistula

MADONIA, Massimo;Trignano E;PALIOGIANNIS, Panagiotis
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CORBU, Carlo;
2013

Abstract

We report a case of a 75-year-old man presented with gross haematuria and left hydronephrosis due to an ureteric iliac-artery fistula . Medical history included a previous positioning of aorto-bisiliac graft and an iliac artery stent placed to exclude an hypogastric aneurysm. A retrograde pyelography revealed a compression of the middle ureter and an extravasation of contrast at that level, for this reason a double J stent was inserted. Contrast-enhanced computed tomography showed the presence of a fistula between the left ureter and the internal iliac. The patient underwent endovascular treatment using a stent-graft with the subsequent patient’s recovery. Ureteric iliac-artery fistula is a rare condition and it generally manifests with life threatening gross bleeding. We suggest a multidisciplinary clinical approach in order to achieve the best results for the patient and to avoid severe complications. Endovascular techniques have been demonstrated to be effective and rapid in the treatment of this emergency condition; ureteral stenting is also recommended.
A case of gross haematuria due to an ureteric-iliac artery fistula / Madonia, Massimo; Russo, Gi; Trignano, E; Paliogiannis, Panagiotis; Cimino, S; Corbu, Carlo; Morgia, G.. - In: ANNALI ITALIANI DI CHIRURGIA. - ISSN 2239-253X. - 2013(2013).
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