Renal Aneurysm are often Asymptomatic

Although rare, renal aneurysms are a “ticking time bomb” that can cause internal bleeding, kidney failure or death in some cases, so doctors interviewed wanted to raise awareness.

There may be many reasons for blood in urine, such as kidney stones, bladder inflammation, endometriosis… A rare condition that patients and doctors rarely think of is renal artery aneurysm (RAA). ).

Zheng Caixia (59 years old), who already had kidney stones, had an ultrasound examination three years ago and found a renal aneurysm in her right kidney that was 3.1 centimeters long and 2.5 centimeters wide.

A renal aneurysm is a bulging, weakened area in the wall of a renal artery. The cause may be a naturally weak artery wall, certain diseases or infections, or trauma to the wall during other treatments. Renal aneurysms are mostly small (i.e., less than 2 centimeters) and often asymptomatic, so they are often discovered accidentally or accidentally during testing for other medical conditions.