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2022 Apr

J Coll Physicians Surg Pak



Post-traumatic Renal Arteriovenous Malformation Discovered after 2 Years of Blunt Trauma: Diagnosis and Management.


Javed T, Kazmi Z, Butt A, Rahim W, Khan M A
J Coll Physicians Surg Pak. 2022 Apr; 32(4):S82-S84.
PMID: 35633022.


Blunt trauma to the kidney is usually minor and self-limiting. In some cases, the patient may present with intractable hematuria or persistent flank pain and discomfort, which necessitates aggressive management. It is very rare and unusual to find a renal arterio-venous malformation following blunt trauma. This unusual presentation should be kept in mind when a patient presents with hematuria and history of blunt abdominal trauma. We report the case of a young male who suffered blunt abdominal trauma two years back, and continued to have on-and-off hematuria. After extensive work up, a diagnosis of renal arterio-venous malformation was made. His case was managed promptly with renal angio-embolization. Key Words: Blunt trauma, Arterio-venous malformation (AVM), Angio-embolisation, kidney.