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South African Journal of Surgery

versión On-line ISSN 2078-5151
versión impresa ISSN 0038-2361

S. Afr. j. surg. vol.50 no.4 Cape Town nov. 2012




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



F A Abogunrin

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





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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