Selective Embolization of Traumatic Kidney Vascular Injury
A 78 year old male patient was admitted to emergency department and underwent a total body CT scan after a car accident.
The scans showed large subcapsular haematoma with active arterial supply at the middle-lower third level of the left kidney .
A Direxion™ 0.021" (0.53mm) microcatheter was used to engage the left renal artery and perform a super-selective catheterization of the middle-inferior lobe vessels.
The angiographic image confirmed active bleeding due to arterial laceration.
Dott. Angelo Spinazzola – Chief of Interventional Radiology Department and Interventional Radiologist – Ospedale Maggiore – Crema
Dott. Nicola Cionfoli – Interventional Radiologist - Ospedale Maggiore – Crema