Bilateral renal vein thrombosis as a complication of gangrenous appendicitis

Lorenzo Nanni, Antonio Chiaretti, Santiago Andres Vallasciani, Carmine D'Urzo, Massimo Rollo, Claudio Pintus, Luigi Perrelli

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Bilateral renal vein thrombosis after an appendectomy has never been reported in the pediatric literature. We describe the case of a 10-year-old boy who developed this very unusual complication following appendectomy for gangrenous appendicitis with peritonitis. Color duplex Doppler is the most appropriate investigation to allow correct diagnosis and immediate medical treatment. Peritoneal dialysis is a simple and effective tool to prevent permanent damage to renal function.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)237-239
Number of pages3
JournalPediatria Medica e Chirurgica
Publication statusPublished - 2002


  • Appendectomy
  • Appendicitis
  • Appendix
  • Child
  • Gangrene
  • Humans
  • Kidney
  • Male
  • Peritonitis
  • Postoperative Complications
  • Renal Veins
  • Ultrasonography, Doppler, Color
  • Venous Thrombosis


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