A Female Case of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm in Association with Horseshoe Kidney

(Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Kagawa Prefectural Central Hospital, Takamatsu, Japan)

Toru Morimoto Atsushi Ito Teiji Jinno
Mamoru Tago
A 65-year-old woman was referred to our department for further examination and treatment of an abdominal aortic aneurysm. Preoperative abdominal 3-D CT revealed a horseshoe kidney with 2 aberrant renal arteries, arising from bilateral common iliac arteries and supplying blood to the renal lower poles. At operation, the abdomen was explored via a long midline incision. The abdominal aortic aneurysm was replaced with a knitted Dacron bifurcation graft without symphysiotomy, and the 2 aberrant renal arteries were preserved. Postoperative 3-D CT showed no sign of renal infarction or dysfunction. Abdominal 3-D CT was useful to reveal aberrant renal arteries of the horseshoe kidney.
@Jpn. J. Cardiovasc. Surg. 35: 95-97 (2006)