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Surgery for Renal Vascular Disease

Conditions Related to Surgery for Renal Vascular Disease

Renal vascular disease refers to many different conditions, thus it is important to understand the underlying causes of these related conditions. Surgery for renal vascular disease may not be necessary for all the underlying conditions, so keep in mind that all the related conditions may not be listed below.
Some of the renal vascular diseases and related conditions that may cause damage to the arteries and veins that requires surgery include:
  • Renal artery stenosis caused by atherosclerosis (build up of plaque).
  • Fibromuscular dysplasia (condition that weakens the walls of arteries) or Takaysasu’s arteritis (inflammatory disease that is rare). 
  • Renal artery thrombosis occurs when a blood clot forms in the renal arteries cause by trauma to the body, infection, disease, aneurysm, renal cell cancer or fibromuscular dysplasia.
  • Renal artery aneurysm may be congenital or may be caused by atherosclerosis, fibromuscular dysplasia or trauma.
  • Atheroembolic renal disease is caused when atherosclerotic plaque fragments from other parts of the body break off and travel to eventually block the renal arteries. Surgery, medications to thin blood and catheter insertion may also cause the condition.

Locations for Surgery for Renal Vascular Disease