Renal arterial thromboemboli, recanalisation with angioplasty and intraarterial streptokinase injection in a child with rheumatic heart disease

BAYKAN A., Poyrazoǧlu H. M., Narin N., Ceyran H.

Erciyes Tip Dergisi, vol.29, no.5, pp.407-411, 2007 (SCI-Expanded) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 29 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Journal Name: Erciyes Tip Dergisi
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.407-411
  • Erciyes University Affiliated: Yes


In chronic atrial fibrillation thromboembolism is a well-known complication. Because of the relatively high renal blood flow, the kidneys are frequently the targets for embolism. Our case was a boy with rheumatic heart disease with severe mitral and aortic valve defects. He presented with central nervous system emboli, with baseline atrial fibrillation. In clinic survey the left renal arterial emboli and renal failure developed. For unilateral renal arterial emboli local streptokinase injection and renal arterial angioplasty applied. We want to emphasize that local streptokinase infusion with renal angioplasty may be beneficial in the treatment of acute renal arterial occlusion.