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Rev Med Suisse. 2017 Sep 13;13(574):1580-1583.

[Fibromuscular dysplasia and hypertension : beyond renal arteries].

[Article in French; Abstract available in French from the publisher]

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Département de médecine, Service de néphrologie et d'hypertension, CHUV, 1011 Lausanne.
Département cœur-vaisseaux, Service d'angiologie, CHUV, 1011 Lausanne.
Département cœur-vaisseaux, Service de cardiologie, CHUV, 1011 Lausanne.
INSERM UMRS 1142 « LIMICS », 15, rue de l'Ecole de médecine, 75006 Paris, France.
Service de cardiologie, Centre hospitalier universitaire Ambroise Paré, 7000 Mons, Belgique.
Service de néphrologie et hypertension, Universitair Ziekenhuis Brussel (VUB), Laarbeeklaan 101, 1090 Bruxelles, Belgique.
Département cœur-vaisseaux, Chirurgie vasculaire, CHUV, 1011 Lausanne.
Département de radiologie, Radiologie interventionnelle, CHUV, 1011 Lausanne.
Service de cardiologie, Cliniques universitaires Saint-Luc ; Pôle de recherche cardiovasculaire, Institut de recherche expérimentale et clinique, Université catholique de Louvain, Avenue Hippocrate 10, 1200 Bruxelles, Belgique.


in English, French

Fibromuscular dysplasia (FMD) is a disease associated with abnormalities of the arterial wall of medium-sized arteries. These abnormalities can lead to stenosis or less frequently to dissections or aneurysms. FMD is probably more frequent than initially thought. Nowadays, it is often a chance finding during a radiologic exam. In symptomatic cases, poor organ perfusion due to stenosis, dissection or aneurysm rupture may lead to the diagnosis. The aim of this non-systematic review illustrated with a clinical case is to present our current knowledge of FMD and to highlight the necessity of a standardized and multidisciplinary work-up to improve management of affected patients and understanding of the disease.


Conflict of interest statement

Les auteurs n’ont déclaré aucun conflit d’intérêts en relation avec cet article.

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