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Medline ® Abstract for Reference 100

of 'Renal manifestations of tuberous sclerosis complex'

Coarctation of the aorta and renal artery stenosis in tuberous sclerosis.
Flynn PM, Robinson MB, Stapleton FB, Roy S 3rd, Koh G, Tonkin IL
Pediatr Radiol. 1984;14(5):337.
Among neurocutaneous disorders, coarctation of the abdominal aorta and renal artery stenosis have traditionally been associated with neurofibromatosis. We report a 5-year-old girl who, during the evaluation of asymptomatic hypertension, was discovered to have bilateral renal artery stenosis, coarctation of the abdominal aorta, renal cysts and typical skin lesions of tuberous sclerosis. Renal vascular hypertension has not been reported previously in tuberous sclerosis. We conclude that the tuberous sclerosis complex should be expanded to include vascular malformations and that hypertension should not be assumed to be secondary to renal hamartomata or cysts in patients with tuberous sclerosis.