Aortic stent and renal autotransplantation for the management of renovascular hypertension with Takayasu's arteritis: Report of a case

Division of Transplantation and Vascular Surgery, Department of Surgery, Kyungpook National University School of Medicine, 200, Dongduk-ro, Jung-gu, Daegu, 700-721, South Korea.
Surgery Today (Impact Factor: 1.53). 03/2013; 44(5). DOI: 10.1007/s00595-013-0532-6
Source: PubMed


Takayasu's arteritis (TA) is a rare inflammatory disease affecting the aorta and its major branches. In patients with TA, middle aortic syndrome with aortic and renal artery involvement causes severe hypertension that does not respond well to medical therapy. Currently, the optimal therapeutic options have not been established, and the reported results of different treatments vary widely. We herein present a case of middle aortic syndrome with renovascular hypertension caused by TA in a 12-year-old male treated by an aortic stent and renal autotransplantation as a two-staged procedure.

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