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Vol 9, No 6 (2005)
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Angioplasty of renal artery stenosis (TRAS)

Robert Juszkat, Katarzyna Kostka-Jeziorny, Marek Karczewski, Maciej Głyda, Andrzej Tykarski
Nadciśnienie tętnicze 2005;9(6):463-468.

open access

Vol 9, No 6 (2005)
Prace oryginalne
Published online: 2005-12-13

Abstract

Transplant renal artery stenosis (TRAS) is an increasingly recognized complication of kidney transplantation. In studies, its incidence varied from 1% to 25%, depending on the definition employed and on the fact that angiography is not performed routinely. Hypertension of recent onset or refractory hypertension, often, but not always, in association with an increasing creatine level, is the most common presentation. Recognition of this process is important because it is a potentially reversible cause of hypertension and allograft loss. Several imaging techniques are available to confirm the diagnosis. If intervention is required, we recommend using percutaneous transluminal renal angioplasty (PTRA) as the procedure of first choice, because it is a safe and effective treatment for transplant renal artery stenosis.

Abstract

Transplant renal artery stenosis (TRAS) is an increasingly recognized complication of kidney transplantation. In studies, its incidence varied from 1% to 25%, depending on the definition employed and on the fact that angiography is not performed routinely. Hypertension of recent onset or refractory hypertension, often, but not always, in association with an increasing creatine level, is the most common presentation. Recognition of this process is important because it is a potentially reversible cause of hypertension and allograft loss. Several imaging techniques are available to confirm the diagnosis. If intervention is required, we recommend using percutaneous transluminal renal angioplasty (PTRA) as the procedure of first choice, because it is a safe and effective treatment for transplant renal artery stenosis.
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Keywords

transplant renal artery stenosis; TRAS; renovascular hypertension; percutaneous transluminal renal angioplasty

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Title

Angioplasty of renal artery stenosis (TRAS)

Journal

Arterial Hypertension

Issue

Vol 9, No 6 (2005)

Pages

463-468

Published online

2005-12-13

Bibliographic record

Nadciśnienie tętnicze 2005;9(6):463-468.

Keywords

transplant renal artery stenosis
TRAS
renovascular hypertension
percutaneous transluminal renal angioplasty

Authors

Robert Juszkat
Katarzyna Kostka-Jeziorny
Marek Karczewski
Maciej Głyda
Andrzej Tykarski

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