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An Overlooked and Rare Mechanical Complication of Partial Nephrectomy: Accelerated Hypertension due to Renal Artery Stenosis [Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars]
Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars. Ahead of Print: TKDA-26199 | DOI: 10.5543/tkda.2018.26199

An Overlooked and Rare Mechanical Complication of Partial Nephrectomy: Accelerated Hypertension due to Renal Artery Stenosis

Yusuf Ziya Şener1, Uğur Canpolat1, Mustafa Sertaç Yazıcı2, Enver Atalar1
1Department of Cardiology, Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey
2Department of Urology, Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey

Secondary hypertension accounts for 5-10% of all hypertensive cases and renal artery stenosis is one of the most common causes of secondary hypertension. Although atherosclerotic vascular disease and fibromuscular dysplasia are the main leading causes of renal artery stenosis; there are other rare etiologies such as vasculitis and trauma. Partial nephrectomy is the standard of care treatment option in early stage renal carcinoma patients and traumatic renal artery stenosis can occur during this surgical intervention even though it is a very rare adverse event and reported in the literature by only a few case reports. Thus, we aimed to present a successful percutaneous treatment of an accelerated hypertension secondary to traumatic renal artery stenosis after partial nephrectomy.

Keywords: Hypertension, Nephrectomy, Renal cell carcinoma, Renal artery stenosis, Trauma

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Corresponding Author: Uğur Canpolat, Türkiye
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