Page kidney is defined as the external compression of the kidney, typically by a subcapsular hematoma, that leads to hypertension due to hypoperfusion and ischemia.
Key words: Hypertension; laparoscopic treatment; Page kidney.
Page kidney is defined as the external compression of the kidney, typically by a subcapsular hematoma, that leads to hypertension due to activation of the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone (RAA) axis by hypoperfusion and microvascular ischemia of the kidney.
Page kidney was first defined by Page (6) in 1939 when he wrapped a canine kidney with cellophane and observed the ensuing hypertension, which he proposed to be caused by renal ischemia and hypoperfusion (although others have suggested that the hypertension in this setting may be the result of interstitial nephritis and inflammation due to kidney compression).
Hypertension with a normal serum creatinine level is the classic presentation of Page kidney in the presence of a subcapsular renal hematoma.
Since 1955, more than 100 cases of Page kidney have been reported.
We are aware of only 3 prior English-language reports of Page kidney decortication with laparoscopic techniques.
In conclusion, Page kidney is an uncommon entity that causes secondary hypertension.
Acute renal failure and severe hypertension from a page kidney post-transplant biopsy.
An unusual presentation of a Page kidney 24 days after transplantation: case report.
Page kidney as a rare cause of hypertension: case report and review of the literature.