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Retroperitoneal fibrosis as a cause of hypertension in an aviator: a case report.
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PMID:  8447806     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The authors describe a case report of a previously healthy rotary-wing aviator who developed hypertension of unknown etiology. His 30 pack/year smoking history and hypercholesterolemia (ranging from 224-268) were significant. The initial evaluation revealed an elevated creatinine of 1.7 (normal to 1.5). Right-sided hydronephrosis was noted on ultrasound and the right kidney was poorly visualized on IVP. A subsequent retrograde cystoureterogram confirmed the hydronephrosis and demonstrated a distal calculus and stenosis, findings which were compatible with retroperitoneal fibrosis (RPF). This diagnosis was confirmed at surgery and the patient's ureters were freed. Following surgery, return of normal kidney function and satisfactory recovery, this aviator returned to full flying duty. A review of RPF is included.
L H Smith; R S Broadhurst
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Aviation, space, and environmental medicine     Volume:  64     ISSN:  0095-6562     ISO Abbreviation:  Aviat Space Environ Med     Publication Date:  1993 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1993-04-07     Completed Date:  1993-04-07     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7501714     Medline TA:  Aviat Space Environ Med     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  234-5     Citation Subset:  IM; S    
1st Battalion, 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne), Bad Toelz, Germany.
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MeSH Terms
Aerospace Medicine
Hypertension, Renal / etiology*
Retroperitoneal Fibrosis / complications*

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