A rare case of acute renal infarction due to atrial fibrillation mimicking renal colic

Çimen S., ASLAN G., Köseoǧlu H., Göktay Y., Yildiz S., Esen A. A.

International Urology and Nephrology, vol.37, no.4, pp.791-792, 2005 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 37 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s11255-005-0927-4
  • Journal Name: International Urology and Nephrology
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.791-792
  • Keywords: Acute renal infarction, Atrial fibrillation, Kidney colic, Thromboembolism
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes


A 70-year-old patient with acute renal infarction due to chronic atrial fibrillation is presented. The clinical presentation of the patient was suggestive of renal colic. Computerized tomography was consistent with acute renal infarction and confirmed the diagnosis. After giving anticoagulation and antiarrhythmic treatment, she was discharged with clinical improvement. High clinical suspicion is necessary on an old patient who has thromboembolic risk factors with the complaint of abrupt-onset flank pain. © Springer 2005.