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May 1955


Author Affiliations

Binghamton, N. Y.; Endicott, N. Y.

AMA Am J Dis Child. 1955;89(5):606-608. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1955.02050110720016

ANEURYSM of the renal artery is a rare disease. Sharp and Green1 reviewed the literature in 1950 and collected a total of 93 cases. Schwalbe2 added the 94th case in the same year. Howard, Forbes, and Lipscomb,3 in 1940, reported the only case in which an aneurysm of the renal artery caused hypertension of the Goldblatt type. The patient was a 5-year-old boy who apparently was cured of his hypertension by nephrectomy. A similar case is the subject of this presentation.

REPORT OF A CASE  S. A. H., a white girl 8 years of age, was admitted in an unconscious condition to the medical service of the Charles W. Wilson Memorial Hospital on July 29, 1953. According to the history obtained from the parents, the child had complained of headaches, off and on, for one year. She had suffered a minor head injury in March, 1953. X-rays

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