Infected renal CYST: Unusual cause of renal vein thrombosis

Toprak U. , Erdog̀an A., Akar E., Karademir A. M.

European Journal of Radiology Extra, vol.55, no.3, pp.97-99, 2005 (Refereed Journals of Other Institutions) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 55 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.ejrex.2005.07.006
  • Title of Journal : European Journal of Radiology Extra
  • Page Numbers: pp.97-99


Cases of renal vein thrombosis following infectious kidney diseases have been rarely described [Siqueira-Filho AG, Kottke BA, Miller WE. Primary inferior vena cava thrombosis: report of nine cases. Arch Intern Med 1976;136:799-802]. There have been few cases of renal vein thrombosis accompanying a xantogranulomatous pyelonephritis and a pyonephrosis. Literature reveals no case of renal vein thrombosis developing secondary to an infected renal cyst [Mitchell DG, Friedman AC, Druy EM, Swanberg LE, Phillips M. Xanthogranulomatous perinephritis: unusual cause of renal vein and vena caval thrombosis. Urol Radiol 1985;7:35-8]. This report presents the first case of unilateral infected renal cyst with thrombosis of the renal vein. © 2005 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.