Renal denervation in a patient with unilateral ectopic kidney in the pelvis and refractory hypertension

Cardiovascular Intervention and Therapeutics

6 Giugno Giu 2016 6 months ago
  • Trabattoni D, Teruzzi G, Fabbiocchi F

Ectopic kidney and inherent vascular abnormalities may result in renovascular hypertension. The case we report is peculiar as a left ectopic iliac kidney supplied by a superior and an inferior polar renal arteries was detected in a treatment-resistant hypertensive man.

Percutaneous renal artery denervation was successfully performed in the right renal artery and in both left accessory renal arteries, obtaining excellent blood pressure decrease at follow-up.

Reference
Trabattoni D, Teruzzi G, Cia AD, Fabbiocchi F. Renal denervation in a patient with unilateral ectopic kidney in the pelvis and refractory hypertension. 2016 May 30. [Epub ahead of print] Go to PubMed