Congenital abdominal aortic aneurysm and renal dysplasia

Pediatr Radiol. 2004 Oct;34(10):827-30. doi: 10.1007/s00247-004-1215-7. Epub 2004 Apr 28.


We report a 6-month-old boy with abdominal aortic aneurysm and dysplastic kidneys. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first report of abdominal aortic aneurysm associated with dysplastic kidneys. Serial US, MR angiography and scintigraphy were performed. No underlying cause of the aneurysm was identified. Spontaneous thrombosis occurred within 2.5 years of diagnosis, but there was persistent renovascular hypertension and progressive deterioration of renal function.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Aortic Aneurysm, Abdominal / complications
  • Aortic Aneurysm, Abdominal / congenital*
  • Aortic Aneurysm, Abdominal / diagnosis*
  • Humans
  • Hypertension, Renovascular / etiology
  • Infant
  • Kidney Diseases / complications
  • Kidney Diseases / congenital*
  • Kidney Diseases / diagnosis*
  • Magnetic Resonance Angiography
  • Male
  • Radionuclide Imaging
  • Renal Insufficiency / etiology
  • Ultrasonography