Emergency Radiology

, Volume 3, Issue 4, pp 202–204 | Cite as

Metastatic lung cancer presenting as embolic renal infarction: Use of ultrasound in diagnosing acute renal artery occlusion

  • Ronald H. Wachsberg
Case Report


Sequelae of cardiac metastases rarely account for the initial clinical presentation of patients with malignancy. A patient presented with right renal embolic infarction diagnosed with Doppler ultrasonography. Further studies revealed bronchogenic carcinoma and a left atrial metastasis from which the embolus had originated. This case illustrates the value of supplementing gray-scale ultrasonography with Doppler in selected cases of acute renal and urinary tract disease.

Key Words

Artery, embolism Embolism Kidney, infarction Kidney, ultrasonography Lung neoplasms, metastases Heart, neoplasms 


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© American Society of Emergency Radiology 1996

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ronald H. Wachsberg
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of RadiologyUniversity HospitalNewark
  2. 2.UMD-New Jersey Medical SchoolNewark

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