Renal artery embolism: Therapy with intra-arterial streptokinase infusion

P. Fischer, J. W. Konnak, K. J. Cho, F. E. Eckhauser, J. C. Stanley

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Intra-arterial infusion of streptokinase was used successfully to dissolve a 7-day-old main renal artery embolus in a 49-yr-old woman. Renal artery patency was documented after 18 hr of thrombolytic therapy and secondary hypertension was ameliorated. Selective, intra-arterial fibrinolytic therapy may obviate the need for surgical embolectomy in poor risk patients in whom operative mortality rates appear unacceptably high.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)402-404
Number of pages3
JournalUnknown Journal
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jan 1 1981
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urology


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