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Volume 4, Pages 346-349
Research Article

Spontaneous Renal Artery Dissection in a Normotensive Young Male

Columbia Presbyterian Hospital, USA

Academic Editor: Anthony Atala

Copyright © 2004 John A. Taylor et al.


We report a case of spontaneous superior pole renal artery dissection in a healthy forty-one year old man. Spontaneous renal artery dissection is a rare event occurring in patients with hypertension or renovascular disease such as fibromuscular dysplasia. This case demonstrates the importance of maintaining renovascular accidents as part of the differential diagnosis of abdominal pain.