March 1960

Ascending Thrombosis Involving Inferior Vena Cava and Renal Veins

Author Affiliations

Madison, Wis.
Department of Pediatrics, University of Utah Medical School. Present address: Department of Pediatrics, University Hospitals, 1300 University Ave., Madison (6), Wis.

AMA Am J Dis Child. 1960;99(3):276-281. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1960.02070030278004

Renal vein thrombosis with hemorrhagic infarction of the kidneys is not a rare occurrence in children, as it was stated recently by Kaufmann,24 who reviewed this subject from the world literature.

Far less frequent is a combined thrombosis of renal veins and inferior vena cava in the pediatric age group. To our knowledge, only one well-documented case of an ascending type of this combined thrombosis has been reported previously, in which instance, however, the diagnosis had not been made prior to the postmortem examination. The following case is presented because it was diagnosed during the patient's life and because the main factor leading to its occurrence had been known, while usually an explanation for the etiology remains warranted.

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