Samet Uysal, Doğancan Çeneli, Zeki Şimşek, Elnur Alizade

Department of Cardiology, Kartal Koşuyolu High Specialization Training and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey

Keywords: Renal artery thrombosis; catheter directed thrombolysis; thrombolysis


Renal artery thrombosis is an uncommon but threatening condition. Although percutaneous interventions and thrombolytic treatments have proven beneficial, there is no clear treatment strategy. We present a patient that was diagnosed with right renal artery thrombosis, and nephrectomy was suggested at the referred hospital. In this case, catheter-directed intra arterial ultraslow thrombolytic infusion secured the patency of the renal artery as a salvage therapy. The aim of this case report is to draw attention to catheter-directed intra arterial thrombolytic infusion in renal artery thrombosis treatment options.

Cite this article as: Uysal S, Çeneli D, Şimşek Z, Alizade E. Renal artery embolism: a salvage therapy with catheter-directed intra arterial ultraslow thrombolytic infusion. Koşuyolu Heart J 2021;24(1):59-62.

Peer Review

Externally peer-reviewed.

Author Contributions

Concept/Design - SU, EA; Data Collection - SU, DÇ; Writing - SU; Critical Revision - ZŞ, EA; Final Approval - SU; Overall Responsibility - SU.

Conflict of Interest

The authors have no conflicts of interest to declare.

Financial Disclosure

The authors declare that this study has received no financial support.