Suspecting Renal Artery Thrombosis
  • Ines Luisa Rossio
    Department of Internal Medicine, Cascais Hospital, Cascais
  • Gustavo Carvalho
    Department of Internal Medicine, Cascais Hospital, Cascais
  • Amanda Fernandes
    Department of Internal Medicine, Cascais Hospital, Cascais
  • Maria João Lobão
    Department of Internal Medicine, Cascais Hospital, Cascais
  • Ana Teresa Boquinhas
    Department of Internal Medicine, Cascais Hospital, Cascais

Keywords

renal artery, thrombosis, flank pain

Abstract

Renal artery thrombosis is a threatening clinical diagnosis, in which renal infarction may occur. Often misdiagnosed, for mimicking other common diseases, it should be considered in persistent flank pain to improve care and reduce morbidity. We review a case of a healthy, 57 year-old woman with renal artery thrombosis mimicking pyelonephritis and renal calculus obstruction, highlighting features of this clinical condition. An accurate diagnosis is essential for optimal management and prompts treatment, which still remains to be defined.

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    Published: 2014-11-11
    Issue: Vol. 1 (2014) (view)


    How to cite:
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    Rossio IL, Carvalho G, Fernandes A, Lobão MJ, Boquinhas AT. Suspecting Renal Artery Thrombosis. EJCRIM 2014;1 doi:10.12890/2014_000155.