Follow-up of early unilateral nephrectomy for hypertension
- Correspondence to:
Malcolm G Coulthard
Department of Paediatric Nephrology, Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle-upon-Tyne NE1 4LP, UK;
- Accepted 24 July 2006
- Published Online First 21 September 2006
Early unilateral nephrectomy was carried out in four young children with unilateral renovascular disease, a poorly functioning kidney and hypertension. At follow-up 5–16 years later all showed normal growth, blood pressure and renal function, and only one child had low-grade albuminuria. Unilateral nephrectomy seems to be a safe and effective alternative to long-term hypotensive treatment.
Published Online First 21 September 2006
Competing interests: None declared.