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A 54-year-old male patient was admitted to our hospital due to intermittent claudication of the lower extremities and impotence for 6 months. He was a 80-pack-year smoker. On physical examination, abdominal bruits were on the left periumbilical area. He had uncontrolled systolic blood pressure (190–220 mm Hg), on medication consisting of nifedipine modified release tablets 120 mg/day and carvedilol 50 mg/day. His blood analysis revealed slightly increased serum creatinine (1.5 mg/dL). A captopril renal scintigraphy showed hypofunction in the right kidney and delayed parenchymal transit …
Contributors SRR, YSH, JK and IP were involved in patient care. SRR and IP prepared the manuscript and performed the necessary literature search.
Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.
Competing interests None declared.
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