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A Case Of Transient Hyporeninemic Hypoaldosteronism After Unilateral Adrenalrectomy for Aldosterone-Producing Adenoma.
Jungho Suh, Gwanpyo Koh, Keun Yong Park, Jongwook Hong, Suk Chon, Seungjoon Oh, Jeong taek Woo, Sung Woon Kim, Jin Woo Kim, Young Seol Kim
J Korean Endocr Soc. 2005;20(5):502-506.   Published online October 1, 2005
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Primary aldosteronism is due to either a unilateral adrenal adenoma or bilateral hyperplasia of the adrenal cortex in most cases. A unilateral adrenalectomy in hypertensive and hypokalemic patients, with a well-documented adrenal adenoma, is usually followed by the correction of hypokalemia in all subjects, with the cure of hypertension in 60 to 87% of patients. Here, a unique case, in which a unilateral adrenalectomy for the removal of an adrenal adenoma was followed by severe hyperkalemia, low levels of plasma renin activity and serum aldosterone, suggestive of chronic suppression of the renin-aldosterone axis, is reported. In a follow-up Lasix stimulation test on the 70th day after surgery, the suppression of the renin-aldosterone axis was resolved, indicating the suppression was transient. Patients undergoing a unilateral adrenalectomy for an aldosterone-producing adenoma should be closely followed up to avoid severe hyperkalemia.


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    Journal of Korean Endocrine Society.2009; 24(3): 201.     CrossRef
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