Renal vein and vena caval thrombus: a rare presentation of emphysematous pyelonephritis

BMJ Case Rep. 2019 Sep 12;12(9):e231455. doi: 10.1136/bcr-2019-231455.

Abstract

Emphysematous pyelonephritis (EPN) can present with symptoms due to infection or sepsis. EPN presenting with renal vein and inferior vena cava (IVC) thrombus is very rare. We report a case of EPN with renal vein and IVC thrombus and its management.

Keywords: infectious diseases; urinary tract infections.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Computed Tomography Angiography / methods
  • Emphysema / complications*
  • Emphysema / diagnostic imaging
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Kidney / blood supply*
  • Kidney / diagnostic imaging
  • Kidney / pathology
  • Kidney / surgery
  • Nephrectomy / methods
  • Pyelonephritis / etiology*
  • Renal Veins / diagnostic imaging
  • Renal Veins / pathology
  • Thrombosis / surgery
  • Treatment Outcome
  • Vena Cava, Inferior / diagnostic imaging
  • Vena Cava, Inferior / pathology*
  • Venous Thrombosis / complications