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April 1958

Renal Vein Thrombosis: 1. Age Incidence in Infancy and Childhood; 2. Sex Incidence; 3. Incidence of Unilateral and Bilateral Involvement

AMA Am J Dis Child. 1958;95(4):377-384. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1958.02060050379006

The diagnosis of renal vein thrombosis is rarely entertained in infants beyond the first months of life, owing largely to statements that the majority of cases occur in the neonatal period. This paper is based on a clinically suspected and successfully operated-on case of renal vein thrombosis in a one-year-old girl. This is the second case reported with survival in the second year of life. In 1953, Mills and Owen1 reported their case, in an 18-month-old girl, with the following comment: "With the exception of Kobernick et al., we have not found any record of the condition occurring in the second year of life." It is our purpose to review the available literature with reference to the age incidence of renal vein thrombosis. During the course of the search of the literature, we also became interested in the incidence of unilateral and bilateral involvement in published series, and the