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What are some alternative treatments for renal artery occlusion?

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Dr. Tarek Naguib
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
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In brief: Medications

Occlusion means 100% stenosis.
Usually not worth trying to opening due to high failure rate and due to the residual alive part of the kidney already is getting blood from somewhere and whatever died of it has died also risk benefit from bypass surgery is not favorable for same reason. Medications for BP control and conservative management is the way to proceed usually.Also protect the other kidney.

In brief: Medications

Occlusion means 100% stenosis.
Usually not worth trying to opening due to high failure rate and due to the residual alive part of the kidney already is getting blood from somewhere and whatever died of it has died also risk benefit from bypass surgery is not favorable for same reason. Medications for BP control and conservative management is the way to proceed usually.Also protect the other kidney.
Dr. Tarek Naguib
Dr. Tarek Naguib
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Dr. George Klauber
Pediatrics - Urology

In brief: Angioplasty/medicine

Rao usually discovered during hypertension work-up, or when dr. Hears an abdominal bruit (sound with stethoscope) over renal artery.
Bp must be controlled asap with antihypertensive medication and low sodium diet.Then option for angioplasty, best performed by experienced interventional radiologist. Results of medication alone or + angioplasty similar. Some 1 in 5-10 get off meds after angioplasty.

In brief: Angioplasty/medicine

Rao usually discovered during hypertension work-up, or when dr. Hears an abdominal bruit (sound with stethoscope) over renal artery.
Bp must be controlled asap with antihypertensive medication and low sodium diet.Then option for angioplasty, best performed by experienced interventional radiologist. Results of medication alone or + angioplasty similar. Some 1 in 5-10 get off meds after angioplasty.
Dr. George Klauber
Dr. George Klauber
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