Current Pediatric Reviews

Giuseppe Buonocore
Department of Molecular and Developmental Medicine
University of Siena
Siena
Italy

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Current Guidelines and Strategies in Management of Renal Vein Thrombosis

Author(s): Howard H.W. Chan, Anthony K.C. Chan, Jan Blatny, Keith K. Lau.

Abstract:

Renal vein thrombosis (RVT) is a common type of venous thrombosis in neonates. The reported incidence in literature is 2.2 per 100,000 live births in Germany [1]. In Canada, the number of live births is an estimated 350,000 per year [2]; a 10-year review reports an annual incidence of 2.3 cases of RVT [3]. RVT in children and adults is so rare that the exact incidence is unknown. However, physicians managing such patients need to be aware that both the risk factors and their clinical courses may be different among patients of different age groups. For a comprehensive review of the epidemiology, pathophysiology, etiology, presentation, and diagnosis of RVT, readers are referred to other chapters in this special issue. The present chapter focuses on the management of this disease.

Keywords: Renal vein, thrombosis, thromboembolism.

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Article Details

VOLUME: 9
ISSUE: 3
Year: 2013
Page: [240 - 249]
Pages: 10
DOI: 10.2174/1573396311309030008
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