Abstract

Renal artery aneurysm has an incidence of lower than one in 1000 of the general population. The risk of aneurysm rupture increases during pregnancy due to hormonal and hemodynamic changes. Therefore, these patients often refer to physicians with abdominal pain that is followed by shock. We report the case of a 41-year-old multiparous woman who was referred with symptoms of epigastric pain and hemorrhagic shock, a week after her vaginal delivery. She was diagnosed with renal artery aneurysm in ultrasonography. The patient underwent laparotomy and nephrectomy so that she was discharged from hospital with a good general health condition. Imaging measures in a timely manner, carried out by qualified individuals considering a patient’s history and clinical situation is very effective in diagnosis and treatment of post-partum abdominal pain. 

Keywords: Ruptured Aneurysms, Puerperium, Pregnancy
 
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