The source material of this text consists of reports and illustrations of 200 consecutive selective renal arteriograms performed on 195 patients in a large general hospital from 1962 to 1966.
Of the 195 patients, 179 were referred for angiographic examination because of hypertension. Sixteen were normotensive, referred because of clinical suspicion of tumor, cyst, pyelonephritis, congenital abnormality, or because the patient was being considered as a possible donor for kidney transplantation.
Ninety lesions were diagnosed by renal arteriography, and one or more illustrations of each are included in the text. Abdominal aortograms are available for comparison in about 35% of cases.
Because of the large number of patients with hypertension, the majority of the book deals with the angiographic findings in hypertension; however, other portions deal with the technique of selective renal arteriography, congenital anomalies, vascular malformations, renal parenchymal lesions, radiographic kidney anatomy, case material, aortography, and application of selective