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Page kidney in a patient with granulomatosis with polyangiitis (Wegener's)
  1. Maiko Okumura,
  2. Koichiro Shinoda,
  3. Hiroyuki Hounoki,
  4. Reina Ogawa,
  5. Hirofumi Taki,
  6. Kazuyuki Tobe
  1. First Department of Internal Medicine, University of Toyama, Toyama, Japan
  1. Correspondence to Dr Hirofumi Taki, First Department of Internal Medicine, University of Toyama, 2630 Sugitani, Toyama 930-0194, Japan; htaki-tym{at}

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Page kidney results from a perirenal haematoma or a mass around the kidney, which causes extrinsic compression on the renal parenchyma and is a very rare cause of secondary hypertension.1 Page kidney, first described in 1939 by Page in an animal model with cellophane papers wrapped round the kidney, results in a consequent decrease in renal blood flow, hyperreninemia, hypertension and deterioration of renal function. We experienced Page kidney during a course of granulomatosis with polyangiitis (Wegener's) (GPA), with CT findings showing accumulation of blood in the perinephric space due to a spontaneous perinephric haemorrhage (SPH).

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