Volume 9, Issue 4 (2-1996)                   Med J Islam Repub Iran 1996 | Back to browse issues page

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From the Dept. of Neurosurgery and Anesthesia, Imam Khomeini Hospital, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Islamic Republic of Iran.
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The entity of "neurogenic hypertension" is defined as arterial hypertension caused explicitly by derangement of the intricate network of the central nervous system. Among 193 cases of cranial rhizopathies operated on between 1984 and 1995 at this center, 5 cases of established arterial hypertension with concomitant rhizopathies also underwent ventrolateral medullary decompression. The elevated blood pressure showed an incredible decline, reaching normal values after vascular decompression. The systolic blood pressure however showed a much greater fall than the diastolic component. An endeavour is made to throw light on the cases operated on with special emphasis on the central nervous system as an etiological factor to explain the cause of essential hypertension.
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Type of Study: case report | Subject: Neurosurgery