CARL A. WATTENBERG, M.D.
Unilateral non-nephritic kidney disease can be the cause of hypertension, and this hypertension often can be relieved by nephrectomy. This fact has been shown definitely. Many case reports have been published since the work by Goldblatt1 and his associates, which should remove any doubt that hypertension may result from certain types of pathological unilateral renal changes. It is true that some of these cases were reported too soon following the nephrectomy, but the urologist still sees nephrectomy as a definite cure for hypertension in certain cases.
Certainly there always should be a careful urological examination of all cases of hypertension
WATTENBERG CA. HYPERTENSION AND THE KIDNEY1. Ann Intern Med. ;25:734–741. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-25-4-734
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1946;25(4):734-741.
Cardiology, Coronary Risk Factors, Hypertension, Nephrology.
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