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Renal autotransplantation for the treatment of renovascular hypertension in the pediatric population.
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PMID:  21527221     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
PURPOSE: To evaluate the effectiveness of renal autotransplantation (RA) for the treatment of renovascular hypertension (RVH) in a selected group of children in whom medical care, a percutaneous transluminal angioplasty or vascular reconstruction failed or was technically impossible, in addition to the short-term and long-term morbidity. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective case review of 13 pediatric patients with severe or complicated RVH who underwent RA between May 1993 and August 2008 was conducted. We defined blood pressure (BP) response as follows: Cured: normal BP values with no need of antihypertensive medication (AM); Improved: normal BP values with AM requirements; Failed: abnormal BP values despite treatment with AM. RESULTS: 16 RA were performed in 7 female and 6 male patients. Bilateral RA were performed in 2 females and in 1 male. The average age at consultation for hypertension was 8.5 years (range 4-12 years) and the time of transplantation was 9.12 years (range 6-13 years). Etiological diagnoses were: Takayasu disease (n = 5); renal artery fibrodysplasia (n = 3); mid-aortic syndrome (n = 3) and neurofibromatosis type I (n = 2). Results after RA were: Cured: 61.5%; Improved: 38.5%. No patient presented therapeutic failure during follow up time (median = 53.4 months). Only 1 case presented a postoperative complication. CONCLUSIONS: RA is a procedure with no mortality and low morbidity rates that renders very satisfactory therapeutic results in the pediatric population.
Corbetta Juan Pablo; V Durán; C Burek; S Weller; C Sager; R Dingevan; Lopez Juan Carlos
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-4-25
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Title:  Journal of pediatric urology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1873-4898     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Apr 
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Created Date:  2011-4-29     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  101233150     Medline TA:  J Pediatr Urol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2011 Journal of Pediatric Urology Company. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Urology Department, Hospital de Pediatría "Prof. Dr. Juan P. Garrahan", Buenos Aires, Argentina.
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