Arteriovenous malformation mimicking a renal-cell carcinoma

Carson Wong, Raymond J. Leveillee, Jose M. Yrizarry, Kent Kirby

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We describe a renal arteriovenous malformation in a patient with a 1-month history of flank pain. Imaging studies were interpreted as being consistent with renal-cell carcinoma. However, Doppler ultrasonography demonstrated turbulent blood flow, and selective renal angiography confirmed the diagnosis of an arteriovenous malformation. Embolization relieved the pain. This case calls attention to the need to consider arteriovenous malformations in the differential diagnosis of central homogenously enhancing renal lesions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)685-686
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of endourology
Issue number9
StatePublished - Nov 2002
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urology


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