Diagnosis and endovascular treatment of acute thromboembolic renal artery occlusion presenting with abdominal pain

Dusak A., Eryilmaz N. Y. , Gonen A., HAKYEMEZ B., DİLEK K., Erdogan C.

JOURNAL OF THROMBOSIS AND THROMBOLYSIS, vol.34, no.3, pp.419-424, 2012 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


Acute renal artery thromboembolic occlusion is seldomly encountered with respect to other central and peripheral ones. Patients may present with non-specific abdominal pain and renal colic. Organ functions can be preserved by means of endovascular treatment when early diagnosis is possible. Acute occlusion of renal arteries must be considered in the differential diagnosis of acute flank pain. This paper presents successful endovascular treatment of thromboembolic renal artery occlusion in two cases.