The role of pararenal collaterals in assessing renal artery stenosis before and after percutaneous transluminal angioplasty

@article{Heeney1982TheRO,
  title={The role of pararenal collaterals in assessing renal artery stenosis before and after percutaneous transluminal angioplasty},
  author={David J. Heeney and Chief Joseph J. Bookstein M.D. Professor of Radiology and Patrick H. Carey and Stanley Rapoport},
  journal={CardioVascular and Interventional Radiology},
  year={1982},
  volume={5},
  pages={71-78}
}
For the past several years, observation of flow direction in non-parenchymal renal artery branches, particularly during pharmacoangiography, has proved to be extremely reliable in the preoperative evaluation of the hemodynamic significance of renal artery stenoses. The advent of percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA) has expanded the applications for these methods. Their value in PTA is demonstrated through five illustrative cases. In four stenoses shown to be significant before PTA… CONTINUE READING