Renal and splenic infarcts

Case contributed by Dr Bruno Di Muzio


Atrial fibrillation, in ICU. Has developed heparin induced thrombotic thrombocytopaenia syndrome.

Patient Data

Age: 75 years

CT Abdomen and pelvis

Wedge-shaped hypodensity in the posterior inferior spleen and posterior inferior right kidney are compatible with focal infarcts. There is calcification at the ostia of the celiac trunk and both renal arteries without significant stenosis.

Case Discussion

Thromboembolic renal and splenic infarction likely of cardiac origin. 

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Case information

rID: 49967
Published: 13th Jun 2017
Last edited: 8th Mar 2018
System: Vascular
Tag: rmh
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