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South African Journal of Surgery

On-line version ISSN 2078-5151

S. Afr. j. surg. vol.50 n.4 Cape Town Nov. 2012

 

CASE REPORT

 

Renal arteriovenous fistula: A rare complication of electro-hydraulic lithotripsy

 

 

F A Abogunrin

MRCS (Edin). Urology Department, Belfast City Hospital, Belfast, Northern Ireland

Correspondence

 

 


ABSTRACT

Renal arteriovenous fistula (rAVF) is an uncommon condition, usually iatrogenic and in most cases caused by percutaneous renal needle biopsy. This is a report of rAVF following flexible ureteroscopic electro-hydraulic lithotripsy of a lower pole renal calculus and its subsequent management. A high index of suspicion is required for the diagnosis of this rare complication, which is easily treated by radiological intervention.


 

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Correspondence:
 F A Abogunrin
(abogsloc@yahoo.co.uk)

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