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CardioVascular and Interventional Radiology

, Volume 32, Issue 2, pp 329–332 | Cite as

Fibromuscular Dysplasia Presenting with Bilateral Renal Infarction

  • O. DoodyEmail author
  • W. R. Adam
  • P. T. Foley
  • S. M. Lyon
Case Report

Abstract

Fibromuscular dysplasia (FMD) describes a group of conditions which cause nonatheromatous arterial stenoses, most commonly of the renal and carotid arteries, typically in young women. We report a rare case of bilateral segmental renal infarction secondary to FMD in a young male patient. His initial presentation with loin pain and pyrexia resulted in a delay in the definitive diagnosis of FMD. He was successfully treated with bilateral balloon angioplasty. The delayed diagnosis in this patient until the condition had progressed to bilateral renal infarcts highlights the need for prompt investigation and diagnosis of suspected cases of FMD.

Keywords

Fibromuscular dysplasia Renal infarction Angioplasty Renal scarring 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • O. Doody
    • 1
    Email author
  • W. R. Adam
    • 2
  • P. T. Foley
    • 1
  • S. M. Lyon
    • 1
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of RadiologyThe Alfred HospitalMelbourneAustralia
  2. 2.School of Rural HealthUniversity of Melbourne and Goulburn Valley HealthSheppartonAustralia
  3. 3.Department of MedicineMonash Medical School, The Alfred HospitalMelbourneAustralia

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