Unilateral renal vein thrombosis in the setting of trauma

Case contributed by Dr Saeed Soltany Hosn


A 35-year- old female presented with haematuria and left flank pain. history of abdominal trauma 2 days prior

Patient Data

Age: 35 years
Gender: Female

Contrast enhanced CT scan shows dilatation and filling defect in the distal left renal vein.

No alteration in contrast opacification of the renal parenchyma to indicate an end organ event, such as an infarct.

Case Discussion

Filling defects in the renal vein may represent de-novo thrombosis, or in the context of renal cell carcinoma, can represent tumour thrombus - differentiating can be difficult.

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Case information

rID: 22189
Published: 18th Mar 2013
Last edited: 16th Jul 2018
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