Traumatic renal artery thrombosis with renovascular hypertension


Hiromitsu Negoro md, 650-0046 4-6 Minatojima naka-machi, Chuo-ku, Kobe City, Hyogo, Japan. Email:


Abstract  A 15-year-old boy, who tumbled from a fourth-floor window, was transported to our hospital. Enhanced computed tomography (CT) 1.5 h after the injury showed a non-contrasted right kidney, and a repeat CT 6 h after the injury showed a growing retroperitoneal hematoma. The angiography showed complete obstruction of the right renal artery and bleeding from the subcapsular artery, which was successfully embolized. Renovascular hypertension developed on the second day after the injury; therefore, simple nephrectomy was performed.