Renal vein thrombosis is a
Clot in the renal vein; Occlusion - renal vein
Causes, incidence, and risk factors
Renal vein thrombosis is an uncommon disorder that may be caused by:
Abdominal aortic aneurysm
- Clotting disorders
Dehydration(mostly in infants)
- Estrogen use
- Scar formation with pressure on the
- Trauma (to the back or abdomen)
In adults, the most common cause is nephrotic syndrome. In infants, the most common cause is dehydration.
Review Date: 06/08/2011
Reviewed By: David C. Dugdale, III, MD, Professor of Medicine, Division of General Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine; and Herbert Y Lin, MD, PhD, Nephrologist, Massachusetts General Hospital; Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.