Bilateral renal artery embolization in a case with severe proteinuria secondary to amyloidosis in a hemodialysis patient

Amyloid. 2007 Jun;14(2):157-8. doi: 10.1080/13506120701259812.


Amyloid-associated protein (secondary, reactive) amyloidosis occurs most frequently as a complication of chronic inflammatory disease. Renal involvement with amyloidosis is common and proteinuria is often the first symptom. We submit a case with severe proteinuria and hypoalbuminemia, and end-stage renal disease secondary to bronchiectasis-related amyloidosis. Bilateral embolization of the renal arteries was performed to prevent loss of albumin.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Amyloidosis / complications*
  • Chemoembolization, Therapeutic*
  • Humans
  • Hypoalbuminemia / etiology
  • Hypoalbuminemia / therapy
  • Kidney Failure, Chronic / etiology
  • Kidney Failure, Chronic / therapy
  • Male
  • Proteinuria / etiology*
  • Proteinuria / therapy*
  • Renal Artery*
  • Renal Dialysis