Page kidney: Hypertension secondary to extra-renal compression

Kim Michael, Kayce L. Parks, Ellie Miller

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Page kidney refers to the development of secondary hypertension due to compression of the kidney by an external source, most commonly a subcapsular hematoma. Compression of the renal parenchyma results in hypoperfusion and microvascular ischemia leading to activation of the renin-angiotensin system and elevation of blood pressure. Until the last decade, Page kidney was primarily diagnosed in young men with unexplained hypertension and a history of sports-related trauma and imaging studies demonstrating a subcapsular hematoma. Treatment varies from conservative, medical management to a nephrectomy, depending on how the patient's blood pressure responds to treatment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)26-29
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Diagnostic Medical Sonography
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2013


  • Page kidney
  • renin-angiotensin system
  • secondary hypertension
  • sonography
  • subcapsular hematoma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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