Pediatric Radiology

, Volume 39, Issue 11, pp 1234–1237 | Cite as

Severe hypertension due to renal polar artery stenosis in an adolescent treated with coil embolization

  • Martine K. Docx
  • Philippe Vandenberghe
  • Geert Maleux
  • Marc Gewillig
  • Luc Mertens
Case Report


A 12-year-old boy presented with severe arterial hypertension due to a severe subsegmental renal artery stenosis. Treatment consisted of selective embolization of the stenosed polar artery, which resulted in near normalization of the arterial pressures. Renal artery stenosis should always be considered, even in young adolescents, as a cause for arterial hypertension. Only selective angiography was able to demonstrate the subsegmental artery stenosis in this patient.


Hypertension Renal artery stenosis Angiography Adolescent 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Martine K. Docx
    • 1
  • Philippe Vandenberghe
    • 2
  • Geert Maleux
    • 3
  • Marc Gewillig
    • 4
  • Luc Mertens
    • 5
  1. 1.Department of Paediatrics, Chronic Diseases and HypertensionKoningin Paola KinderziekenhuisAntwerpBelgium
  2. 2.Department of Paediatric CardiologyKoningin Paola KinderziekenhuisAntwerpBelgium
  3. 3.Department of RadiologyUniversity Hospitals LeuvenLeuvenBelgium
  4. 4.Department of Paediatric CardiologyUniversity Hospitals LeuvenLeuvenBelgium
  5. 5.Paediatric CardiologyHospital for Sick ChildrenTorontoCanada

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