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Primary aldosteronism caused by an adrenal tumor: a correctable cause of hypertension.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8254693     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Primary aldosteronism due to an adrenal tumor is rare. When found, it can be treated surgically and cured. This is a case report of a 41-year-old man with a long history of severe hypertension who complained of weakness and weight loss. Laboratory studies revealed hypokalemia and marked elevation of the serum aldosterone level. A computed tomography scan revealed a left adrenal mass that increased in size over 3 months' time. A left adrenalectomy was done, and the patient has had a dramatic decrease in his blood pressure and has returned to work.
Authors:
R J Smith; W L Faulkner
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the National Medical Association     Volume:  85     ISSN:  0027-9684     ISO Abbreviation:  J Natl Med Assoc     Publication Date:  1993 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1994-01-13     Completed Date:  1994-01-13     Revised Date:  2009-11-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7503090     Medline TA:  J Natl Med Assoc     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  761-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adrenal Gland Neoplasms / complications*,  diagnosis
Adult
Humans
Hyperaldosteronism / diagnosis,  etiology*
Hypertension / etiology*
Male
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