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Severe acute kidney injury after pharmacomechanical thrombectomy for acute limb ischemia

Paweł Brazis1, Paweł Wierzchowski1, Arkadiusz Migdalski1, Arkadiusz Jawień1
Acta Angiologica 2022;28(4):166-170.


Pharmacomechanical thrombectomy (PMT) with AngioJet (AJ) catheter is one of the most efficacious endovascular
techniques for rapidly removing clots and thrombi from occluded vessels. It has a high technical success
rate but at the cost of hemolysis which may lead to renal damage. Such a complication after AJ has been
published but is still underreported in the literature. In this report, a case of a 68-year-old male patient with
acute limb ischemia (ALI) and severe acute kidney injury (AKI) developed after the use of catheter-directed
thrombolysis (CDT) and PMT AJ has been presented.

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