Fibromuscular dysplasia is the most common cause of renovascular hypertension in young patients. It primarily involves the renal and carotid arteries, and it is less common in the coronary, iliac, and visceral arteries. Digital subtraction angiography is still the best investigation to determine the location, extent, and complications of renal artery involvement. However, currently, other imaging modalities such as ultrasonography, computed tomography, and magnetic resonance imaging can reveal these findings noninvasively. We present the case of a 43-year-old woman who presented with high blood pressure and headache. Imaging revealed fibromuscular dysplasia of the renal arteries and the superior mesentery artery.

Fibromuscular Dysplasia: Noninvasive Evaluation of Unusual Case of Renal and Mesenteric Involvement.

MALAGO', Roberto;D'ONOFRIO, Mirko;POZZI MUCELLI, Roberto
2008-01-01

Abstract

Fibromuscular dysplasia is the most common cause of renovascular hypertension in young patients. It primarily involves the renal and carotid arteries, and it is less common in the coronary, iliac, and visceral arteries. Digital subtraction angiography is still the best investigation to determine the location, extent, and complications of renal artery involvement. However, currently, other imaging modalities such as ultrasonography, computed tomography, and magnetic resonance imaging can reveal these findings noninvasively. We present the case of a 43-year-old woman who presented with high blood pressure and headache. Imaging revealed fibromuscular dysplasia of the renal arteries and the superior mesentery artery.
Fibromuscular dysplasia (FMD); renovascular hypertension; imaging
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