Renal artery thrombosis

Case contributed by Dr Praveen Jha


A female came in emergency with acute right flank pain.

Patient Data

Age: 30 years
Gender: Female

Hypovascular right renal parenchyma is seen with loss of corticomedullary differentiation. A linear hypodense thrombus is seen in right renal artery.


After prompt thromobolysis and stenting.

Revascularization of renal parenchyma is seen after stenting.

Case Discussion

Renal artery thrombosis usually presents as acute emergency and mimics many other commoner reasons for acute abdominal pain. Its important to diagnose it earliest so that intervention can be planned and kidney can be salvaged as in this case.

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Case information

rID: 16201
Published: 29th Dec 2011
Last edited: 26th Nov 2016
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