Radiological Case

Incidental Renal Arteriovenous Malformation

Omar Daher, MD; Niharika Shahi, BS; David Kisselgoff, MD; Anatoly Shuster, MD


Appl Radiol. 2021;50(3):47-49. 

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Although uncommon, renal AVMs should be considered when evaluating patients with hypertension refractory to multiple antihypertensive agents, anemia, bleeding diathesis, abdominal pain, and impaired renal function. Doppler sonography and CT are accessible imaging modalities that help to diagnose AVMs. Given the appropriate clinical context, arterial embolization may be used as a safe and effective treatment.