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June 20, 1980

Renal Infarction With Gianturco Wool Coils: Use in the Management of Massive Proteinuria

Author Affiliations

From the Departments of Medicine (Drs Wu, Moorthy, and Beirne) and Radiology (Dr Crummy), William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital and University of Wisconsin, Madison.

JAMA. 1980;243(23):2425-2426. doi:10.1001/jama.1980.03300490043027

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)