Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2006  |  Volume : 17  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 208--212

Acute Renal Infarction Secondary to Atrial Fibrillation - Mimicking Renal Stone Picture


Salih Bin Salih1, Huda Al Durihim1, Ahmed Al Jizeeri2, Ghassan Al Maziad3 
1 Department of Medicine, King Fahad National Guard Hospital, King Abdulaziz Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
2 King Abulaziz Cardiac Center, King Fahad National Guard Hospital, King Abdulaziz Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
3 Department of Medical Imaging, King Fahad National Guard Hospital, King Abdulaziz Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Correspondence Address:
Salih Bin Salih
Department of Medicine, King Fahad National Guard Hospital, King Abdulaziz Medical City, P.O Box 22490, Riyadh 11426
Saudi Arabia

Acute renal infarction presents in a similar clinical picture to that of a renal stone. We report a 55-year-old Saudi female, known to have atrial fibrillation secondary to mitral stenosis due to rheumatic heart disease. She presented with a two day history of right flank pain that was treated initially as a renal stone. Further investigations confirmed her as a case of renal infarction. Renal infarction is under-diagnosed because the similarity of its presentation to renal stone. Renal infarction should be considered in the differential diagnosis of loin pain, particularly in a patient with atrial fibrillation.


How to cite this article:
Salih SB, Al Durihim H, Al Jizeeri A, Al Maziad G. Acute Renal Infarction Secondary to Atrial Fibrillation - Mimicking Renal Stone Picture.Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl 2006;17:208-212


How to cite this URL:
Salih SB, Al Durihim H, Al Jizeeri A, Al Maziad G. Acute Renal Infarction Secondary to Atrial Fibrillation - Mimicking Renal Stone Picture. Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl [serial online] 2006 [cited 2021 Mar 8 ];17:208-212
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