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Actas Urológicas Españolas

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SENARRIAGA RUIZ DE LA ILLA, Nerea et al. New case of an infrarenal abdominal aortic aneurysm associated with horseshoe kidney. Actas Urol Esp [online]. 2009, vol.33, n.10, pp.1141-1144. ISSN 0210-4806.

We review the association between surgically resolvable aortic disease and horseshoe kidney with a discussion of diagnostic problems and therapeutic options. Male patient 81 years of age with horseshoe kidney and an abdominal aortic aneurysm that was discovered by chance in an abdominal ultrasound during a check-up for his prostate condition. A retroperitoneal approach was used in order to resect the aneurysm and perform an aorto-aortic bypass with no complications occurring. Two years after the diagnosis, the patient is still asymptomatic from a vascular point of view. The co-presence of horseshoe kidney and aortic disease needing surgical correction is infrequent, but it significantly increases the technical complexity of aortic reconstruction. A literature review is included.

Keywords : Aortic aneurysm; Horseshoe kidney; Retroperitoneal approach.

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