Unilateral renal hypoplasia as an incidental finding in a patient with a ruptured heel cord

J Foot Surg. 1988 Sep-Oct;27(5):408-11.


A report of unilateral renal hypoplasia in an 11-year-old patient, admitted to the hospital for surgical repair of a ruptured Achilles tendon, is presented. The condition was incidentally discovered because of an elevated blood pressure level. The case demonstrates that screening for hypertension, even in the pediatric population, should be an essential part of the routine podiatric physical examination.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Achilles Tendon / injuries*
  • Achilles Tendon / surgery
  • Blood Pressure Determination
  • Child
  • Humans
  • Hypertension, Renal / diagnosis
  • Hypertension, Renal / etiology
  • Kidney / abnormalities*
  • Kidney Diseases / complications
  • Male
  • Rupture / surgery