CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 · Avicenna J Med 2013; 03(01): 23-25
DOI: 10.4103/2231-0770.112791

Renal artery embolization for managing uncontrolled hypertension in a kidney transplant candidate

Naji Alhamid
Department of Internal Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Damascus, Damascus, Syria
Hani Alterky
Department of Internal Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Damascus, Damascus, Syria
Mohammad Imad Othman
Kidney Transplant Unit and Nephrology Department, AUH, Damascus, Syria
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We report a case of pre-operative bilateral renal artery embolization to control the resistant and malignant hypertension in a patient prepared for kidney transplantation. A 34-year-old man with end-stage renal disease as a result of the focal segmental glomerulosclerosis and uncontrolled hypertension that precluded the transplantation surgery and the patient′s post-transplant blood pressure and the renal function remained within normal limits following the transplant for 6 months of follow-up.

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09 August 2021

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