Transcatheter pharmacomechanical approach for acute renal vein thrombosis: a rational technique

  • Budunur C. Srinivas
  • Bhupinder SinghEmail author
  • Sanjay Srinivasa
  • Shashikumar S. Reddy
  • Nagesh C. Mahadevappa
  • Babu Reddy
Case Report


Acute renal vein thrombosis (RVT) causes rapid deterioration of renal function if it is not treated aggressively. Conventional anticoagulation therapy is the standard mode of treatment; however, the need for rapid and complete resolution has led to the development of newer modes of treatment such as percutaneous catheter-directed techniques. We describe a case of acute RVT with deteriorating renal functions that highlights the rational of percutaneous catheter-directed combined pharmacomechanical thrombolysis-thrombectomy approach to successfully restore the renal vein patency with improvement of the renal function.


Renal vein thrombosis Transcatheter treatment Pharmacomechanical approach 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Budunur C. Srinivas
    • 1
  • Bhupinder Singh
    • 1
    Email author
  • Sanjay Srinivasa
    • 2
  • Shashikumar S. Reddy
    • 3
  • Nagesh C. Mahadevappa
    • 1
  • Babu Reddy
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of CardiologySri Jayadeva Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences and ResearchBangaloreIndia
  2. 2.Department of NephrologySuguna HospitalBangaloreIndia
  3. 3.Department of RadiologySuguna HospitalBangaloreIndia

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