Blood Clot Kidney Underlying Cause
Renal artery occlusion may occur suddenly or gradually.
A sudden renal artery occlusion is usually caused by a blood clot in the renal artery, called a renal artery thrombosis.
Causes of renal artery thrombosis include:
- Abdominal injury
- Back injury
- Abdominal aortic aneurysm
- Arterial embolism
- Any condition that forms blood clots that can travel through the bloodstream:
Causes of gradual renal artery occlusion include:
- Fibromuscular dysplasia:
- A disease of the arteries
- Affects the arteries in the neck and kidneys
- Most common in young to middle-aged women
- The cause is unknown
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