Vascular pseudotumours of the kidney

Chr Zollikofer, W. Castaneda-Zuniga, P. H. Nath

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Eleven cases of vascular pseudotumors were reviewed and grouped into four categories according to clinical and radiological findings. On the IVP we found the following two patterns of filling defects. Smooth indentations or filling defects in AV fistulas and renal artery aneurysms and also in the case of a congenital AV malformation due to an enlarged draining vein and multiple mottled filling defects caused by collaterals in stenoses of renal artery branches. This appearance is also found in the literature for congenital AV malformations. The angiographic findings in each of the four categories are discussed. The role of angiography is stressed as the diagnostic test of choice to establish the correct diagnosis of these benign lesions and to define optimal treatment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)577-584
Number of pages8
Issue number12
StatePublished - 1980
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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