Massive hemorrhage after percutaneous kidney biopsy caused by renal artery malformation: a case report and literature review

Dong Liang, Hui Zhang, Min Yang, Hong Ji, Gang Chen, Ning Yu, Xiaomin Zhang
2020 BMC Surgery  
Background Accessory renal artery (ARA) is the most common site for anatomical variation of renal supply artery. Rare studies reported interventional embolization for the management of massive hemorrhage caused by ARA injury after percutaneous kidney biopsy (PKB). Case presentation We describe a 35-year-old man who developed massive hemorrhage after PKB leading to shock. Digital subtraction angiography (DSA) showed hemorrhage in the ARA at the inferior pole of the right kidney and hemostasis
more » ... noticed after renal artery embolization. Conclusions We proposed that much attention should be paid to the presence of ARA before PKB. In addition, digital subtraction angiography combined with superselective embolization is the best choice for the treatment of renal artery injury.
doi:10.1186/s12893-020-00918-1 pmid:33121464 fatcat:35brfjdux5ftvjfddkajvncm4y