The impact of renal fusion and ectopia on aortic surgery.

  title={The impact of renal fusion and ectopia on aortic surgery.},
  author={E. S. Crawford and Joseph S. Coselli and Hazim J. Safi and Tomas D. Martin and J. Lawrence Pool},
  journal={Journal of vascular surgery},
  volume={8 4},
This article is concerned with observations in 17 patients with renal fusion and ectopic abnormalities: horseshoe kidney in 13 patients, crossed ectopia with fusion in two, pancake kidney in one, and pelvic kidney in one. Three patients had occlusive disease, one may have had renal artery occlusion, and 13 had aneurysms--three thoracoabdominal and 10 infrarenal. Rupture of aneurysm had occurred in one patient at each level and six patients had had one or more previous attempts at aneurysmal… CONTINUE READING


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