Abdominal aortic aneurysm with aorta-left renal vein fistula with left varicocele

Shari L. Meyerson*, Syed A. Haider, Navyash Gupta, James E. O'Dorsio, James F. McKinsey, Lewis B. Schwartz

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Abdominal aortic aneurysm with spontaneous aorto-left renal vein fistula is a rare but well-described clinical entity usually with abdominal pain, hematuria, and a nonfunctioning left kidney. This report describes a 44-year- old man with left-sided groin pain and varicocele who was treated with conservative measures only. The diagnosis was even-really made when he returned with microscopic hematuria, elevated serum creatinine level, and nonfunction of the left kidney; computed tomography scan demonstrated a 6-cm abdominal aortic aneurysm, a retroaortic left renal vein, and an enlargement of the left kidney. This patient represents the youngest to be reported with aorto-left renal vein fistula and the second case with a left-sided varicocele.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)802-805
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Vascular Surgery
Issue number4
StatePublished - 2000

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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