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Relapsing renovascular hypertension in a young woman caused by isolated abdominal aortitis
  1. Thomas Vanassche1,
  2. Jean-Pierre Lacquet2,
  3. Peter Verhamme1
  1. 1Leuven University Hospital, Belgium
  2. 2Department of vascular surgery, Salvatorziekenhuis, Hasselt, Belgium
  1. Correspondence to Dr Thomas Vanassche; Leuven University Hospitals, Herestraat 49, B-3000 Leuven, Belguim; thomas.vanassche{at}

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A previously healthy 22-year-old female was diagnosed with new-onset grade III renovascular hypertension. CT angiography showed a single 9 mm long filiform segment at the origin of the right renal artery (figure 1A, arrow). Blood pressure dropped after percutaneous angioplasty with stenting (figure 1B) and remained normal without any need for antihypertensive therapy for more than 2 years, when the patient was referred again …

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