[Hematuria after ureteral-iliac aneurysm rupture]

Arch Esp Urol. 2006 Apr;59(3):287-9. doi: 10.4321/s0004-06142006000300011.
[Article in Spanish]


Objective: Ureteral-iliac artery fistula is a rare condition. We perform a bibliographic review and report a case of ureter-iliac artery fistula reviewing its major differential diagnosis.

Methods: This case-study describes a patient with massive hematuria that presented a ureter-iliac artery fistula secondary to spontaneous rupture of an internal iliac artery aneurysm.

Results: 86 -year-old male patient with history of previous surgery for aneurysm and ureteral catheterization.

Conclusions: This difficult diagnosis should be thought of in a patient with massive macroscopic hematuria and previous vascular surgery. The treatment is always surgery.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • English Abstract
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Aneurysm, Ruptured / complications*
  • Hematuria / etiology*
  • Humans
  • Iliac Aneurysm / complications*
  • Iliac Artery*
  • Male
  • Rupture, Spontaneous
  • Ureteral Diseases / complications*
  • Urinary Fistula / complications*
  • Vascular Fistula / complications*