Isolated renal artery dissection secondary to medial degeneration

Richard A. Goldfarb, J. L. Pool, T. Wheeler

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Abstract

Renal artery aneurysms can have variable presentations, often resulting in a therapeutic dilemma to the clinician. We review the causes, clinical features, pathological conditions, and treatment options for this problem. We report a case of a thrombus in 1 of 2 left renal arteries, which resulted in uncontrollable hypertension. At nephrectomy the angiographically normal vessel had medial degeneration, demonstrating the diffuse nature of this disease. Conservative renal-sparing management should be considered whenever possible.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalJournal of Urology
Volume139
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1988

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urology

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