A mechanical device was successfully used in therapeutic renal artery occlusion in a patient with renal amyloidosis and massive proteinuria (25 g/day). The serum albumin level increased from 1.8 to 3.4 g/dL after cessation of proteinuria. There has been no evidence of peripheral embolization, hypertension, or infection of the infarcted kidney for the past 20 months following the procedure.
(JAMA 243:2425-2426, 1980)
Wu MJ, Moorthy AV, Beirne GJ, Crummy AB. Renal Infarction With Gianturco Wool Coils: Use in the Management of Massive Proteinuria. JAMA. 1980;243(23):2425–2426. doi:10.1001/jama.1980.03300490043027
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