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Tardus-parvus Doppler waveform in the renal arteries of an adult patient suggesting aortic coarctation.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16960881     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A 19-year-old man presented with arterial hypertension without blood pressure difference between his upper and lower extremities. Duplex Doppler sonography was performed to rule out renal artery stenosis and revealed a tardus-parvus pattern in both renal arteries as well as in the abdominal aorta, whereas the left subclavian artery showed a normal waveform, suggesting a more distal obstruction. Aortography confirmed a severe aortic coarctation. Because the typical signs and symptoms of aortic coarctation may not be present, especially in adults, a tardus-parvus pattern in the abdominal aorta and its branches, contrasting with a normal pattern in the supra-aortic arteries, should suggest the diagnosis.
Soulef Kriaa; Mohamed Zbidi; Chiraz Hafsa; Radhia Brahem; Senda Majdoub; Mondher Golli; Amor Gannouni
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of clinical ultrasound : JCU     Volume:  34     ISSN:  0091-2751     ISO Abbreviation:  J Clin Ultrasound     Publication Date:    2006 Nov-Dec
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-12-04     Completed Date:  2007-03-15     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401663     Medline TA:  J Clin Ultrasound     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  458-60     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright 2006 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Department of Radiology, Fattouma Bourguiba Hospital, Rue du ler juin 1995, Monastir 5000, Tunisia.
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MeSH Terms
Aortic Coarctation / ultrasonography*
Diagnosis, Differential
Renal Artery / pathology,  ultrasonography*
Renal Artery Obstruction / ultrasonography*
Ultrasonography, Doppler, Duplex*

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