Treatment of renovascular hypertension with percutaneous transluminal dilatation of a renal-artery stenosis

Lancet. 1978 Apr 15;1(8068):801-2. doi: 10.1016/s0140-6736(78)93000-3.


Percutaneous transluminal dilatation of a left-sided renal-artery stenosis was done in a 61-year-old patient with hypertension. Shortly after dilatation blood-pressure fell to normal and renal plasma flow increased. Dilatation might be an alternative to renal vascular surgery in severe renal hypertension.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Dilatation
  • Humans
  • Hypertension, Renal / therapy*
  • Hypertension, Renovascular / etiology
  • Hypertension, Renovascular / therapy*
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Renal Artery
  • Renal Artery Obstruction / complications
  • Renal Artery Obstruction / therapy*
  • Urinary Catheterization / methods