The nephrotic syndrome: An unusual case of multiple embolic events

Jean Claude D. Schwartz, Amy D. Wyrzykowski, Christopher J. Dente, Jeffrey M. Nicholas

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The nephrotic syndrome is an unusual cause of the hypercoaguable state and thromboembolic complications. Here we report the case of a 42-year-old woman with nephrotic syndrome who presented with a pulseless lower extremity and a midpole renal infarct requiring urgent embolectomy of the leg. During her embolic evaluation, she was found to have an intracardiac thrombus. Over the course of her hospitalization, she developed a pulseless upper extremity and required an embolectomy of her arm. We believe that this represents the first case report of a patient with nephrotic syndrome, intracardiac thrombus, and evidence of embolization to 3 sites: kidney, arm, and leg.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)207-210
Number of pages4
JournalVascular and Endovascular Surgery
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 2009
Externally publishedYes


  • Hypercoaguable
  • Nephrotic syndrome
  • Thromboembolism


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