TITLE

A large unilateral renal artery aneurysm in a young child

AUTHOR(S)
Robitaille, Pierre; Lord, Hélène; Dubois, Josée; Rypens, Françoise; Oligny, Luc L.; Lord, Hélène; Dubois, Josée; Rypens, Françoise
PUB. DATE
March 2004
SOURCE
Pediatric Radiology;Mar2004, Vol. 34 Issue 3, p253
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
journal article
ABSTRACT
The case of a 13-month-old boy with fibromuscular dysplasia (FMD) presenting with a large saccular aneurysm of the left renal artery and renovascular hypertension is reported. Renal and intrarenal arteries showed numerous small aneurysms alternating with stenoses. All arterial lesions were localized to the left kidney. After left nephrectomy, the patient's blood pressure normalized. Histopathologic examination of the arteries disclosed changes typical of medial fibroplasias, the most frequently described form of FMD in children. This diagnosis is rewarding as it represents a surgically curable cause of severe hypertension.
ACCESSION #
16718075

 

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