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A newborn with renal vein thrombosis and Factor V Leiden mutation

Barbara Perrone, Cesare Zambelloni, Mario Motta, Gaetano Chirico


Authors describe the case of a male term newborn with perinatal left renal vein thrombosis. They underline the central diagnostic role played by the ultrasound scan associated with color and flow-Doppler and the strong association with the inherited thrombophilic status of Factor V Leiden G1691 mutation. They also discuss the utility of anticoagulant therapy.


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