Chronic renal artery dissection with aneurysm formation treated by stent implantation with coil embolization with detailed intravascular ultrasound evaluation


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Correspondence to: Seiji Koga, MD, PhD, Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Nagasaki University Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, 1-7-1 Sakamoto, Nagasaki 852-8501, Japan. E-mail:


Treatment options for chronic renal artery dissection, which is a rare cause of renal artery stenosis and renovascular hypertension, such as medical management, percutaneous intervention, and open surgical repair remain controversial. We describe a 55-year-old man with a chronic dissecting aneurysm of a renal artery complicated with renovascular hypertension that was initially diagnosed by computed tomography angiography, evaluated by intravascular ultrasound, and treated by stent implantation with coil embolization.© 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.