Renal Infarction: Three Case Reports and Literature Review

Luis Sepulveda, Manuel Oliveira, Alcino Oliveira, Joaquim Mendes, Filipe Rodrigues


The renal infarction is a rare condition with nonspecific and often similar clinical presentation to other more common renal diseases such as urinary lithiasis. Early diagnosis and treatment is crucial to prevent irreversible renal damage and recurrence of thromboembolic events. The most common causes are embolic heart disease, renal trauma and atheromatous disease. However, in some rare cases the etiology isnt clear (idiopathic renal infarcts). The authors present three cases of renal infarction with similar clinical presentation and therapeutic approach although distinct etiologies, evolution and prognosis.

World J Nephrol Urol. 2014;3(1):35-40


Renal infarction; Embolism; Atrial fibrillation; Renal artery aneurysm; Idiopathic

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