DANIEL K. BLOOMFIELD, M.D.; DAVID H. SCHNEIDER, M.D.; VICTOR VERTES, M.D., F.A.C.P.
A case of malignant hypertension after X-irradiation of an abdominal malignancy is presented. Renal and serum renin levels were elevated consistent with the renal origin of this type of hypertension. The patient showed diminished responsiveness to angiotensin II. Despite the presence of azotemia and evidence of bilateral disease, unilateral nephrectomy of the nonfunctioning right kidney led to reversal of the hypertensive process and a fall in serum renin levels to normal.
BLOOMFIELD DK, SCHNEIDER DH, VERTES V. Renin and Angiotensin II Studies in Malignant Hypertension After X-Irradiation for Seminoma. Ann Intern Med. ;68:146–151. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-68-1-146
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1968;68(1):146-151.
Cardiology, Coronary Risk Factors, Hypertension, Nephrology.
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