• Direct surgery of the renal artery has been performed for the relief of acute thrombotic or embolic occlusion of the renal artery to restore adequate renal perfusion and prevent irreversible renal failure. Occasionally, severe medical disease may increase surgical risk to a prohibitive level. An angiographic technique has been devised to provide an alternative approach and has been successfully used on five occluded renal arteries in four patients, with measurable benefit.
(Arch Surg 113:1086-1092, 1978)
Millan VG, Sher MH, Deterling RA, Packard A, Morton JR, Harrington JT. Transcatheter Thromboembolectomy of Acute Renal Artery Occlusion. Arch Surg. 1978;113(9):1086-1092. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1978.01370210068009