Internal Medicine
Online ISSN : 1349-7235
Print ISSN : 0918-2918
ISSN-L : 0918-2918
CASE REPORTS
Acute Kidney Injury Associated with Renal Cell Carcinoma Complicated by Renal Vein and Inferior Vena Cava Involvement
Taro SugaseTetsu AkimotoTaro KuboToshimi ImaiNaoko Otani-TakeiTakuya MikiShin-ichi TakedaAkinori NukuiShigeaki MutoTatsuo MoritaDaisuke Nagata
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2016 Volume 55 Issue 17 Pages 2447-2452

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Acute kidney injury (AKI) is caused by diverse pathologies, although it may occasionally result from concurrent renal efflux disturbances. We herein describe a case of AKI in a patient complicated by renal cell carcinoma (RCC) with renal vein and inferior vena cava (IVC) involvement. A neoplastic thrombus which disrupted the blood flow in the renal vein appeared to play a role in the rapid decline in the renal function. Such a scenario has rarely been mentioned in the previous literature describing the cases of RCC complicated by AKI. Concerns regarding the diagnostic and therapeutic strategies for RCC are also discussed.

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