Case Report
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World J Clin Cases. Oct 6, 2021; 9(28): 8531-8536
Published online Oct 6, 2021. doi: 10.12998/wjcc.v9.i28.8531
Rotarex mechanical thrombectomy in renal artery thrombosis: A case report
Wen-Rui Li, Ming-Yuan Liu, Xue-Ming Chen, Zhi-Wen Zhang
Wen-Rui Li, Ming-Yuan Liu, Xue-Ming Chen, Zhi-Wen Zhang, Vascular Surgery Department, Beijing Friendship Hospital, Capital Medical University, Beijing 100050, China
Author contributions: Li WR was involved in project development, data collection, and manuscript writing; Liu MY was involved in images collection, data analysis, and manuscript writing; Chen XM was involved in data collection and analysis; Zhang ZW was involved in project development and manuscript review and editing; all authors have read and approved the final manuscript.
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Corresponding author: Zhi-Wen Zhang, MD, Doctor, Vascular Surgery Department, Beijing Friendship Hospital, Capital Medical University, No. 95 Yong’an Road, Xicheng District, Beijing 100050, China.
Received: April 28, 2021
Peer-review started: April 28, 2021
First decision: May 23, 2021
Revised: May 26, 2021
Accepted: August 12, 2021
Article in press: August 12, 2021
Published online: October 6, 2021
Core Tip

Core Tip: Acute renal artery thrombosis is a relatively rare disease, and will lead to acute renal infarction. Several options have been reported such as systemic anticoagulation, percutaneous interventional therapy and surgical operation. It is the first time that Rotarex mechanical thrombectomy catheter was used to treat renal artery thrombosis. Our case confirmed that the Rotarex system may be a safe way to rapidly recanalize the renal artery in renal artery thrombosis patient. It may be a treatment option for renal artery thrombosis in the future.