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February 1974

Iatrogenic Renal Hypertension

Author Affiliations

From the Swedish Hospital Medical Center, Seattle.

Arch Surg. 1974;108(2):220-222. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1974.01350260074017

Delayed development of renal vascular hypertension secondary to surgical ligation of a major branch of the renal artery occurred. The blood pressure returned to normal levels after surgical removal of the ischemic section of the kidney. This case reiterates the importance of maintaining complete vascular supply to kidneys during renal surgery and suggests the mechanism of development of collateral circulation and subsequent hypertension where renal arterial blood flow is impaired.