Arterias renales

El angiograma renal es un examen que se utiliza para inspeccionar los vasos sanguíneos del riñón. Esta prueba se realiza mediante el paso de un catéter a través del vaso sanguíneo principal de la pelvis hasta la arteria renal que conduce al riñón. Luego se inyecta un medio de contraste en la arteria renal a través del catéter y se toman imágenes de los vasos renales. Este examen es un recurso útil para evaluar la función renal y diagnosticar cualquier estrechamiento de las arterias, coágulos sanguíneos, tumores o aneurismas.Arterias renales

Revision

Last reviewed 6/5/2012 by Ken Levin, MD, private practice specializing in Radiology and Nuclear Medicine, Allentown, PA. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc.

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