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Spontaneous dissecting aneurysm of the renal arteries. A case and a review of the literature.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6419455     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A case of dissecting aneurysm of the renal arteries is presented. The patient suffered from an intractable subarachnoid bleeding and the kidneys had been selected for transplantation. One kidney was never transplanted, the other was transplanted and rejected after few days. Dissecting aneurysms were present in the main artery and its major ramifications in both kidneys. Many investigators have claimed that dissecting aneurysm and fibromuscular dysplasia of the renal artery are different stages of but one disease. A review of the accumulated literature on dissecting aneurysm of the renal artery reveals, however, that this disorder shows a preponderance of middle-aged men, whereas fibromuscular dysplasia of the renal artery affects adolescent girls. It is concluded that the two disorders of the renal artery most likely represent different vascular diseases.
U Baandrup; O Fjeldborg; S Olsen
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Virchows Archiv. A, Pathological anatomy and histopathology     Volume:  402     ISSN:  0174-7398     ISO Abbreviation:  Virchows Arch A Pathol Anat Histopathol     Publication Date:  1983  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1984-02-14     Completed Date:  1984-02-14     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8302198     Medline TA:  Virchows Arch A Pathol Anat Histopathol     Country:  GERMANY, WEST    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  73-82     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Aneurysm, Dissecting / pathology*
Graft Rejection
Kidney / blood supply
Kidney Transplantation
Middle Aged
Renal Artery*
Subarachnoid Hemorrhage / complications

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