March 1971

Hypertension and Dissecting Aneurysm of the Renal Artery

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Surgery, University of Texas (Southwestern) Medical School at Dallas.

Arch Surg. 1971;102(3):216-217. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1971.01350030054016

Malignant hypertension following a dissecting aneurysm of the renal artery occurred in a 37-year-old man. A diagnosis of renovascular hypertension was confirmed by arteriography and effluent renal blood renin determinations. The exact etiology was suggested by the arteriogram, but because of this rarity, not strongly considered preoperatively.