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Case Reports in Critical Care
Volume 2013, Article ID 201424, 2 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/201424
Case Report

Traumatic Page Kidney Induced Hypertension in Critical Care: Immediately Resolved or Long-Term Resistant Problem

1Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care, Soroka Medical Center, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, 85102 Beer Sheva, Israel
2Department of Radiology, Soroka Medical Center, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, 85102 Beer Sheva, Israel

Received 19 May 2013; Accepted 28 June 2013

Academic Editors: C. Lazzeri, G. Pichler, and J. Starkopf

Copyright © 2013 E. Brotfain et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Page kidney is a well-known phenomenon causing hypertension, due to compression of renal parenchyma by a subcapsular hematoma, of either traumatic or non-traumatic origin. The main therapeutic approach is based on surgical approach (nephrectomy or hematoma evacuation) and antihypertensive treatment. In this paper we present a post-traumatic case of Page Kidney in a Critical Care unit. We discuss different therapeutical opportunities to extremely elevated systemic blood pressure resistant to traditional drug therapy.