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September 1975

Posttraumatic Renal Artery Stenosis: Cure of Hypertension by Late Revascularization

Author Affiliations

From the departments of medicine (Drs. Depner and Yamauchi) and urology (Dr. Sullivan), University of California School of Medicine, Davis-Sacramento Medical Center, Sacramento, Calif, and the departments of medicine (Dr. Yamauchi), surgery (Dr. Winn), radiology (Dr. Ryan), and pathology (Dr. McCusker), Woodland Clinic, Woodland, Calif.

Arch Surg. 1975;110(9):1150-1151. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1975.01360150094017

Renal artery stenosis causing hypertension may be the sequel of blunt nonpenetrating abdominal trauma. Early recognition of such renal artery injury is essential. In the case reported, late recognition of unilateral traumatic renal artery stenosis led to surgical correction of the lesion and lasting cure of hypertension.

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