Renal vein thrombosis

Case contributed by Dr Praveen Jha


A 40 yr old presented with acute onset pain in right lumbar region.

Patient Data

Age: 40
Gender: Female

Markedly elevated serum creatinine level (6.1) precluded administration of contrast. MR imaging (without contrast) was planned. 

Markedly swollen, enlarged right kidney, with hypointense parenchymal signal, loss of corticomedullary differentiation and pericapsular heterogeneity.

Case Discussion

MRI may help in diagnosis of renal vein thrombosis as creatinine is frequently elevated precluding the contrast enhanced venogram many times.

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Case information

rID: 16180
Published: 27th Dec 2011
Last edited: 14th Jan 2016
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