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Renal artery thrombosis and ischaemia presenting as severe neonatal hypertension
  1. H S Lam1,
  2. W C W Chu2,
  3. C H Lee3,
  4. W Wong3,
  5. P C Ng3
  1. 1Departments of Paediatrics, Prince of Wales Hospital, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Sha Tin, New Territories, Hong Kong
  2. 2Departments of Diagnostic Radiology and Organ Imaging, Prince of Wales Hospital, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Sha Tin, New Territories, Hong Kong
  3. 3Departments of Paediatrics, Prince of Wales Hospital, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Sha Tin, New Territories, Hong Kong
  1. Correspondence to:
    Professor Pak C Ng
    Department of Paediatrics, 6/F, Clinical Sciences Building, Prince of Wales Hospital, Sha Tin, New Territories, Hong Kong; pakcheungng{at}cuhk.edu.hk

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A baby boy (1460 g) was delivered at 30 weeks’ gestation by caesarean section for preterm labour and fetal distress. Umbilical arterial and venous catheters were inserted between T8 and T9 briefly during the immediate postnatal period. On day 23, the baby was hypertensive (highest blood pressure 113/77 mm Hg; mean 88 mm Hg), but echocardiography revealed a structurally normal heart. Power Doppler ultrasound of the renal tract and vessels was normal. Multidetector computed tomographic (MDCT) angiography of the …

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