Renal capsular vein thrombosis

Katsuyuki Tanabe, Jota Maki, Hikari Nakatou

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A 30-year-old pregnant woman developed postpartum HELLP syndrome. Abdominal computed tomography revealed a high-density vessel structure in contact with the right kidney and connected to the right ovarian vein, suggesting thrombosis in the right inferior renal capsular vein (RCV). RCV thrombosis is a rare thrombotic disorder in postpartum women, and hypercoagulability related to the pregnancy complications may be the predisposing factor. The potential risk for pulmonary embolism in the rare pregnancy-related thrombosis should be recognized.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)439-440
Number of pages2
JournalClinical and Experimental Nephrology
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2021


  • Anticoagulation
  • HELLP syndrome
  • Pregnancy
  • Renal capsular vein
  • Thrombosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physiology
  • Nephrology
  • Physiology (medical)


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