Bilateral asymptomatic giant renal artery aneurysm

Hippokratia 2011; 15 (3): 269-271

G. Ozkan, S. Ulusoy, H. Dinc, K. Kaynar, B. Sonmez, K. Akagunduz


The incidence of renal artery aneurysm is very low. Approximately in 20% of these patients hypertension is observed. The diameter of aneurysm increases with accompanying complication rates. The most feared complication is rupture. The risk of rupture also increases with the diameter of aneurysm. We report an aneurysm with the biggest diameter reported in the literature. The patient had a 12 cm-diameter of aneurysm in one kidney and did not show any symptoms including hypertension until she was seventy years old.