Acute renal vein thrombosis: Successful treatment with intraarterial urokinase

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Abstract

When acute renal vein thrombosis is associated with renal failure, aggressive therapy to eliminate the venous obstruction is indicated. There are reports of successful treatment of this condition with thrombolytic agents administered systemically or directly into the renal vein. Renal arterial administration of urokinase was used successfully to treat acute renal vein thrombosis associated with renal failure in a 9 1/2 -year-old child.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)681-682
Number of pages2
JournalRadiology
Volume169
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1988

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  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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