Bilateral adrenal cortical adenomas in primary hyperaldosteronism

Jason D. Engel, Peter Angelos, Robert V Rege, Raymond J. Joehl

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Abstract

Bilateral adrenal cortical adenomas in the presence of primary hyperaldosteronism is an extremely rare condition. We present a case of primary hyperaldosteronism in which a unilateral hypersecreting aldosterone- producing adenoma coexisted with a large, contralateral adrenal mass ultimately found to be consistent with cortical adenoma. Management consisted of total adrenalectomy and enucleation of adenoma from the opposite adrenal. The patient is normotensive 3 years after surgery. Enucleation as a successful approach to hyperfunctioning cortical adenomas is proposed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)711-714
Number of pages4
JournalUrology
Volume52
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 1998

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urology

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