Bilateral acute renal infarction treated by endovascular therapy: A case report and literature review


Bilateral acute renal infarction treated by endovascular therapy: A case report and literature review


Hsuan-I Pan1, MD; Nai-Yu Chi2, MD; Ching-Tang Chang2, MD; Wen-Hsien Lee2,3, MD; Ho-Ming Su2,3, MD; Tsung-Hsien Lin2, 3, MD, PhD; Po-Chao Hsu 2,3,MD, PhD

1Department of Internal Medicine, Kaohsiung Medical University Hospital, Kaohsiung Medical University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan; 2Division of Cardiology, Department of Internal Medicine, Kaohsiung Medical University Hospital, Kaohsiung Medical University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan; 3Department of Internal Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, School of Medicine, Kaohsiung Medical University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan


Renal infarction is a rare emergency and the estimated incidence is extremely low according to the literature. In addition, simultaneous bilateral renal infarction was only about 20% in these rare cases. Herein we reported a case of acute renal failure related to bilateral renal infarction and successfully treated by endovascular therapy including angioplasty and catheter-directed thrombolysis. His renal function also significantly improved after the intervention. This rare case reminds physician that early endovascular therapy might improve renal function and result in better renal outcome for patients with simultaneous bilateral renal infarction.


Keywords: bilateral renal infarction; anticoagulation; endovascular therapy

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Hsuan-I Pan,Nai-Yu Chi,Ching-Tang Chang, Wen-Hsien Lee, Ho-Ming Su, Tsung-Hsien Lin,Po-Chao Hsu. Bilateral acute renal infarction treated by endovascular therapy: A case report and literature review. International Journal of Case Reports, 2021, 5:236.. DOI: 10.28933/ijcr-2021-07-2105


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