Symptomatic renal artery stenosis superimposed on chronic glomerulonephritis

D. Modai, N. Cohen, J. Weissgarten, B. Segal, A. Pik

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We present two patients with proved chronic glomerulonephritis who had severe refractory hypertension and chronic renal failure. In both patients normal-sized kidneys were demonstrated in addition to vascular bruits and Grade III hypertensive retinopathy. These findings raised the suspicion of an etiological condition other than chronic glomerulonephritis underlying the hypertension and renal failure. Renal angiography revealed bilateral severe renal artery stenosis. In both cases renal revascularization was followed by a drop in blood pressure to normal or near normal levels. In selected cases with severe hypertension and chronic renal failure, renal artery stenosis should be considered, despite the coexistence of chronic glomerulonephritis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)366-369
Number of pages4
JournalIsrael Journal of Medical Sciences
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1985
Externally publishedYes


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