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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 40  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 96-98

Catheter-directed thrombolysis for acute renal infarction

1 Department of Emergency Medicine, Tri Service General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
2 Department of Surgery, Division of Cardiovascular Surgery, Tri-Service General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
3 Department of Surgery, Division of Cardiovascular Surgery, Tri-Service General Hospital; Department of Biochemistry, National Defense Medical Center, Taipei, Taiwan

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Yi-Chang Lin
No. 325, Section 2, Cheng-Kung Road, Neihu 114, Taipei
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DOI: 10.4103/jmedsci.jmedsci_97_19

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Acute renal infarction is an uncommon disease, which is frequently misdiagnosed or diagnosed late because of its nonspecific clinical presentation, and may result in irreversible damage to the renal parenchyma. Here, we present a case of acute renal infarction in a 51-year-old male, presenting with left flank pain and being diagnosed through computed tomography. We successfully performed catheter-directed thrombolysis to rescue the ischemic renal tissue and preserve the renal function.

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