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The accessory artery in essential hypertension
  1. Boon Seng Ooi,
  2. Sheng Fong Yu,
  3. Beatrice T. M. Chen,
  4. Oon Teik Khoo


    Ninety hypertensive patients were investigated by intravenous pyelography, abdominal aortography, and renal biopsy. Accessory arteries were present in four of thirty-nine patients with secondary hypertension, whereas sixteen of fifty-one patients with primary hypertension exhibited this anomaly.

    These differences in distribution are statistically significant, and the relationship between accessory arteries and primary hypertension is discussed.

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