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Renal vein thrombosis

Renal vein thrombosis
Classification & external resources
ICD-10 I82.3
ICD-9 453.3
DiseasesDB 11359
MedlinePlus 000513
eMedicine med/2005  radio/887

Renal vein thrombosis (RVT) is the formation of a clot or thrombus obstructing the renal vein, leading to a reduction in drainage of the kidney.



This thrombosis can lead to imbalances in blood clotting factor. Its symptoms may include blood in urine or being diminished in volume.


CT angiography can be used in diagnosis.[1]


Surgery to remove the clot is possible, but rarely performed.

Anticoagulation therapy can have some benefits.[2]

See also


  1. ^ Asghar M, Ahmed K, Shah SS, Siddique MK, Dasgupta P, Khan MS (2007). "Renal vein thrombosis". European journal of vascular and endovascular surgery : the official journal of the European Society for Vascular Surgery 34 (2): 217–23. doi:10.1016/j.ejvs.2007.02.017. PMID 17543556.
  2. ^ Zigman A, Yazbeck S, Emil S, Nguyen L (2000). "Renal vein thrombosis: a 10-year review". J. Pediatr. Surg. 35 (11): 1540–2. doi:10.1053/jpsu.2000.18302. PMID 11083418.
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