Display Settings:

Format

Send to:

Choose Destination
See comment in PubMed Commons below
Am J Kidney Dis. 2003 Jun;41(6):E9-12.

Delayed angioplasty after renal thrombosis.

Author information

  • 1Department of Nephrology and Radiology Department, Hopital Foch, Suresnes, France. Laurent.mesnard@free.fr

Abstract

When renal arterial thrombosis occurs, the etiologic process plays an important role in the impact of ischemia on renal tissue. If the occlusion is caused by trauma, infarction rapidly occurs. However, when renal arterial thrombosis results from other processes, collateral vessels may develop and thus enables a prolonged ischemia without necrosis. The following is a case report of an acute renal failure caused by renal arterial thrombosis of a single functional kidney, which had a favorable outcome despite delayed treatment by percutaneous angioplasty. This report suggests that detection by ultrasonography of a venous renal flow could be of significant value to assess a collateral vascularization and thus should require an arteriography with angioplasty even after a delayed presentation.

PMID:
12776304
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
PubMed Commons home

PubMed Commons

0 comments
How to join PubMed Commons

    Supplemental Content

    Icon for Elsevier Science
    Loading ...
    Write to the Help Desk