International Journal of Cardiovascular ResearchISSN: 2324-8602

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Case Report, Int J Cardiovasc Res Vol: 4 Issue: 4

A Rare Cause of Resistant Hypertension: Idiopathic Retroperitoneal Fibrosis

Burak Acar1*, Cengiz Burak1, Esra Gucuk Ipek2, Rıza Sarper Okten3, Umit Guray4 and Yesim Guray1
1Department of Cardiology, Yuksek Ihtisas Heart-Education and Research Hospital, Turkey
2Department of Cardiology, Polatli State Hospital, Turkey
3Department of Radiology, Yuksek Ihtisas Heart-Education and Research Hospital, Turkey
4Department of Cardiology, Numune Education and Research Hospital, Turkey
Corresponding author : Burak Acar
Turkey Yuksek Ihtisas HastanesiKardiyoloji Bolumu, 06100 Sihhiye, Ankara, Turkey
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Received: February 02, 2015 Accepted: March 14, 2015 Published: April 16, 2015
Citation: Acar B, Burak C, Ipek EG, Okten RS, Guray U, et al. (2015) A Rare Cause of Resistant Hypertension: Idiopathic Retroperitoneal Fibrosis. J Cardiovasc Res 4:4. doi:10.4172/2324-8602.1000218

Abstract

 A Rare Cause of Resistant Hypertension: Idiopathic Retroperitoneal Fibrosis

A 48 year-old lady presented with resistant hypertension and impaired renal function. Detailed evaluation with laboratory analyses and imaging modalities led the diagnosis of retroperitoneal fibrosis with a consequent hydronephrosis. Following one-month treatment with the combination of steroid therapy and nephrostomy catheter insertion, fibrous tissue was regressed and the patient’s blood pressure was under control without further complication.

Keywords: Idiopathic retroperitoneal fibrosis; Resistant hypertension

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