Severe Hypertension with Segmental Renal Infarction Following Surgical Removal of a Retroperitoneal Malignant Hemangiopericytoma: A Case Report

Kiyoshi Matsumura, Hiromi Muratani, Kunihiko Kinjou, Yorio Kimura, Tanenao Eto, Koshiro Fukiyama, Akira Kusaba

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Abstract

Severe hypertension developed in a fifty-five year-old woman after surgical removal of a retroperitoneal tumor, when the renal artery was injured. Renal arteriography after the surgery demonstrated a segmental infarction of the right kidney. A close relationship between activation of the renin-angiotensin system and the development of severe hypertension was observed. Satisfactory control of blood pressure concomitant with reduction of plasma renin activity was achieved by a combination of an angiotensin-converting anzyme inhibitor, β- blocking agent, and calcium-entry blocker. The mechanism of activation of the renin-angiotensin system in renal infarction is discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)331-336
Number of pages6
JournalAngiology
Volume42
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 1991

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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