Successful treatment of iatrogenic renal artery perforation with an autologous vein-covered stent.

A 72-year-old woman developed severe flank pain associated with hemodynamic compromise immediately after a J-curve guidewire was inadvertently advanced into the right renal artery during cardiac catheterization. Contrast extravasation consistent with perforation of the main renal artery was seen on abdominal angiography. The perforation was successfully… CONTINUE READING