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Brainstem compression as a cause of neurogenic hypertension.
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PMID:  10981076     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Primary or essential hypertension affects more than 50 million Americans, more than 6 million of whom cannot achieve adequate control of their condition with medication. The current neurophysiologic literature indicates that some forms of primary hypertension may be secondary to compression of the left rostral ventrolateral medulla near the root entry zones of cranial nerves 9 and 10 by arteries or veins. Surgical brainstem decompression may alleviate this hypertension or make it medically controllable. This paper reviews the experimental, anatomic, and clinical literature that supports the neurogenic theory of hypertension.
M B Horowitz
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Current hypertension reports     Volume:  1     ISSN:  1522-6417     ISO Abbreviation:  Curr. Hypertens. Rep.     Publication Date:  1999 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-10-23     Completed Date:  2000-10-23     Revised Date:  2006-07-12    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100888982     Medline TA:  Curr Hypertens Rep     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  264-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Neurosurgery, University of Texas Southwesten Medical Center, 5323 Harry Hines Boulevard, Dallas, TX 75235-8855 USA.
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MeSH Terms
Brain / physiology*
Brain Stem / physiology,  surgery
Cardiac Output / physiology
Decompression, Surgical
Hypertension / physiopathology*,  surgery
Vascular Resistance / physiology

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