Flash pulmonary edema: A rare cause and possible mechanisms
Tolga Cimen, Engin Algul, Tolga Han Efe, Hamza Sunman, Ekrem Yeter
Department of Cardiology, Diskapi Yildirim Beyazit Training and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey
Keywords: Pulmonary edema; Renal artery stenosis; Renal circulation
Flash pulmonary edema frequently develop in case of bilateral renal artery stenosis and unilateral renal artery stenosis with functional solitary kidney. In some rare cases, unilateral renal artery stenosis with bilaterally functional kidneys may also lead to flash pulmonary edema. Here, we present a case of flash pulmonary edema caused by accessory renal artery stenosis. To our knowledge, it is the first case reported in the literature.