Coarctation of the abdominal aorta is an uncommon process but an important cause of systemic hypertension. Angiography is the investigation of choice to establish a diagnosis and document the extent of involvement. However, angiography does not provide an etiological diagnosis; and it may not be possible to distinguish an acquired coarctation from a congenital process. Three patients with coarctation of the abdominal aorta are presented.
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