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J Renal Inj Prev. 2023;12(1): e31997.
doi: 10.34172/jrip.2022.31997
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Case Report

Renal vein thrombosis in a recent COVID-19 patient; a case report

Hosna Mirfakhraee 1 ORCID logo, Samaneh Saghafian Larijani 1* ORCID logo, Zhale Zandieh 2 ORCID logo, Adnan Tizmaghz 1 ORCID logo, Faranak Olamaeian 1 ORCID logo, Ali Tayebi 1 ORCID logo, Maryam Niksolat 1* ORCID logo

1 Firoozabadi Clinical Research Development Unit, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
2 Iranian Research Center on Ageing, University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences, Tehran, Iran
*Corresponding Authors: Corresponding authors: Samaneh Saghafian Larijani, Email: , Email: Saghafian.s@iums.ac.ir; Corresponding authors: Maryam Niksolat, Email: , Email: Niksolat.m@iums.ac.ir


We report a 74-year-old male with a recent history of COVID-19 pneumonia who was admitted with acute periumbilical and left lower quadrant pain and respiratory distress. Laboratory data showed pre-renal azotemia and microscopic hematuria. An abdominopelvic computerized tomography (CT) scan with intravenous contrast was conducted, showing signs of right renal vein thrombosis (RVT) with extension to inferior vena cava (IVC), without any evidence of renal ischemia. The patient did not have any risk factors for thrombosis except for probable hypercoagulopathy due to COVID-19 and diabetes mellitus. He was not an appropriate candidate for surgical or radiologic thrombectomy, thus received heparin infusion accordingly. Unfortunately, he died after the cardiopulmonary arrest on the second day of admission. Considering his respiratory distress, we suspect pulmonary embolism as the most probable cause of death.

Implication for health policy/practice/research/medical education:

A case of acute abdominal pain in a recent COVID-19 patient is discussed. A thrombosis was diagnosed in his right renal vein, extending to the inferior vena cava (IVC). Unfortunately, the patient expired in the intensive care unit (ICU) following cardiopulmonary arrest.

Please cite this paper as: Mirfakhraee H, Saghafian Larijani S, Zandieh Z, Tizmaghz A, Olamaeian F, Tayebi A, Niksolat M. Renal vein thrombosis in a recent COVID-19 patient; a case report. J Renal Inj Prev. 2023; 12(1): e31997. doi: 10.34172/ jrip.2022.31997.

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