Clinical outcomes of renal cholesterol crystal embolization

Kazancioglu R., Erkoc R., Bozfakioglu S., Turk S., Goren T., Kayacan S., ...More

JOURNAL OF NEPHROLOGY, vol.12, no.4, pp.266-269, 1999 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 12 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 1999
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF NEPHROLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.266-269


Cholesterol crystal embolization is an increasingly recognized disease, presenting with a wide clinical spectrum, usually occurring in elderly men who undergo an angiographic procedure or vascular surgery. We report three patients who developed systemic cholesterol embolic disease and varying degrees of renal failure after angiographic interventions of the coronaries.