BERNARD H. PASTOR, M.D.; RALPH M. MYERSON, M.D., F.A.C.P.; GEORGE T. WOHL, M.D.; PAUL V. ROUSE, M.D.
Well documented examples of hypertension produced by unilateral renal lesions are relatively rare. The importance of recognizing such lesions is obvious, since this form of hypertension is curable. The diagnosis depends upon an awareness of the possible role of the avascular kidney in the etiology of hypertension and the investigation of this potential etiologic factor in all hypertensive patients. The introduction of newer diagnostic technics, including aortography, has facilitated the identification of these lesions.
By means of translumbar aortography we have recently demonstrated an unsuspected aneurysm of the renal artery in a young adult male with hypertension. Following nephrectomy,
PASTOR BH, MYERSON RM, WOHL GT, ROUSE PV. HYPERTENSION ASSOCIATED WITH RENAL ARTERY ANEURYSM AND RELIEVED BY NEPHRECTOMY1. Ann Intern Med. ;42:1122–1130. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-42-5-1122
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1955;42(5):1122-1130.
Cardiology, Coronary Risk Factors, Hypertension, Nephrology.
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