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July 1984

Control of Postbiopsy Renal Hemorrhage With Renal Artery Vasopressin Infusion

Author Affiliations

From the Section of Nephrology, the Department of Internal Medicine (Dr Grames) and the Department of Radiology (Drs Smith and Holland and Ms Meikle), Loma Linda (Calif) University Medical Center.

Arch Intern Med. 1984;144(7):1468. doi:10.1001/archinte.1984.00350190166028

• Persistent, severe renal hemorrhage resulted from a diagnostic renal biopsy in a 19-year-old woman with chronic renal insufficiency. Infusion of vasopressin into the renal artery through an angiographic catheter produced prompt resolution of bleeding. This method has distinct advantages over surgical intervention or transcatheter embolization in the control of traumatic renal hemorrhage.

(Arch Intern Med 1984;144:1468-1469)