CHI V. DANG, M.D.; D. WILLIAM SCHLOTT, M.D.; ALAN J. S. WATSON, M.D.; LUIS GIMENEZ, M.D.; DAVID K. KLASSEN, M.D.
Hypertension is a rare complication of horseshoe kidney. We report the case of a patient who developed renovascular hypertension due to horseshoe kidney with several renal arteries. A segmental arterial lesion was successfully treated using percutaneous transluminal angioplasty after selective arteriography and renal vein renin localization.
A 50-year-old white man was hospitalized for progressive severe hypertension. His hypertension had been controlled for 10 years with Dyazide (combination product of hydrochlorothiazide and triamterene; Smith Kline and French Company, Carolina, Puerto Rico), once daily, and subsequently with metoprolol, 50 mg/d. Nine months before admission the patient's blood pressure became persistently elevated at
DANG CV, SCHLOTT DW, WATSON AJS, GIMENEZ L, KLASSEN DK. Horseshoe Kidney and Renovascular Hypertension Responsive to Percutaneous Transluminal Angioplasty. Ann Intern Med. ;102:70–71. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-102-1-70
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1985;102(1):70-71.
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