Surgical correction of renovascular hypertension

Surg Clin North Am. 1988 Oct;68(5):1007-25. doi: 10.1016/s0039-6109(16)44634-7.


The role of surgical revascularization in the management of patients with renal artery disease has changed in recent years. This has occurred owing to the advent of transluminal angioplasty as an effective method of treatment for certain patients, improved results of surgical revascularization in older patients with atherosclerosis, an enhanced appreciation of advanced atherosclerotic renal artery disease as a correctable cause of renal failure, and the development of more effective surgical techniques for patients with severe aortic atherosclerosis and branch renal artery disease. Surgical revascularization is at present the treatment of choice for patients with branch renal artery disease, ostial atherosclerotic renal artery disease, a renal artery aneurysm, and patients in whom renal angioplasty has been unsuccessful. Excellent clinical results continue to be achieved with surgical revascularization in properly selected patients.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Aneurysm / surgery
  • Arteriosclerosis / surgery
  • Fibromuscular Dysplasia / surgery
  • Humans
  • Hypertension, Renovascular / surgery*
  • Nephrectomy
  • Postoperative Complications / etiology
  • Renal Artery Obstruction / surgery