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Renal vein and vena caval thrombus: a rare presentation of emphysematous pyelonephritis
  1. Amit Jain,
  2. Ketan Mehra,
  3. Ramanitharan Manikandan and
  4. Lalgudi Narayanan Dorairajan
  1. Urology, Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research, Puducherry, Pondicherry, India
  1. Correspondence to Dr Ketan Mehra, drketanmehra{at}


Emphysematous pyelonephritis (EPN) can present with symptoms due to infection or sepsis. EPN presenting with renal vein and inferior vena cava (IVC) thrombus is very rare. We report a case of EPN with renal vein and IVC thrombus and its management.

  • infectious diseases
  • urinary tract infections
  • urinary tract infections

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  • Contributors AJ: data collection, manuscript compiling. KM: manuscript compiling. RM: concept, editing. LND: supervision, editing.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

  • Patient consent for publication Obtained.

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