Purpose: To describe a new application of tissue plasminogen activator (t-PA) power-pulse spray rheolytic (pharmacomechanical) thrombectomy in the treatment of acute renal artery thrombosis. Case Report: Acute renal artery thrombosis is a relatively rare, but serious condition in which it is imperative to restore perfusion as quickly as possible. Percutaneous pharmacomechanical thrombectomy technique was utilized to provide an effective means of restoring renal flow and function. We therefore present two unique cases of spontaneous and iatrogenic renal artery thromboses that were treated successfully with t-PA power-pulse spray rheolytic thrombectomy. Conclusion: t-PA Power-pulse spray rheolytic (pharmacomechanical) thrombectomy has the potential to be a useful means to restore perfusion and function in the setting of acute renal artery thrombosis.
- Acute ischemia
- Aortic aneurysm
- Renal artery
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine