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Myung Wook Kim  (Kim MW) 2 Articles
A Case Report of an Aldosterone-producing Adrenocortical Carcinoma.
You Hong Lee, Tae Jin Park, Hae Jin Kim, Dae Jung Kim, Kwan Woo Lee, Myung Wook Kim, Jang Hee Kim, Tae Hi Lee, Yoon Sok Chung
J Korean Endocr Soc. 2008;23(1):56-61.   Published online February 1, 2008
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Primary aldosteronism is a syndrome characterized by hypokalemic alkalosis and hypertension. Aldosterone-producing adenomas and bilateral adrenal hyperplasia are common causes of this syndrome. An aldosterone-producing adrenocortical carcinoma is a very rare cause of primary aldosteronism. Recently we experienced a case of an aldosterone-producing adrenocortical carcinoma. A 41-year-old female was admitted for evaluation of a retroperitoneal mass. Because of hypokalemia and a history of hypertension, we evaluated the patient for primary aldosteronism. The high ratio of plasma aldosterone to renin activity suggested the possibility of the presence of primary aldosteronism. We performed adrenal vein sampling for differential diagnosis of an aldosterone-producing tumor from a retroperitoneal mass. The adrenal vein sampling showed that the primary aldosteronism was due to an aldosterone-producing tumor from the left adrenal gland. Surgical findings indicated that the retroperitoneal mass originated from the left adrenal gland and the pathological diagnosis for the mass was an adrenocortical carcinoma. In conclusion, the results from the adrenal vein sampling, as well as the surgical and pathological findings demonstrate that this case was an aldosterone-producing adrenocortical carcinoma.


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  • Bone Mineral Density Reference of 10-20 year-old Korean Children and Adolescents - Based on Hologic DXA from the Korean National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys -
    Hyeon Jeong Lee, Bong sub Song, Dong Hwan Kim, Seung Youn Kim, Joong Bum Cho, Dong Ho Kim, Jun Ah Lee, Jung Sub Lim
    Journal of Korean Society of Pediatric Endocrinology.2011; 16(2): 92.     CrossRef
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A Case of Graves' Disease associated with Myasthenia Gravis treated by Bilateral Subtotal Thyroidectomy and Total Thymectomy.
Yoon Sok Chung, Ki Sun Ryu, Euy Young Soh, In Soo Joo, Yoon Mi Jin, Han Young Ryu, Myung Wook Kim
J Korean Endocr Soc. 1997;12(3):473-477.   Published online January 1, 2001
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Graves disease occur in association with myasthenia gravis is rare. We report a case of Graves disease and myasthenia gravis treated by bilateral subtotal thyroidectomy and total thymectomy simultaneously. A 37 year old woman was admitted with anterior neck mass and ptosis. Various examinations were compatible with combined Graves disease and myasthenia gravis. The bilateral subtotal thyroidectomy and total thymectomy were done simultaneously. The pathologic diagnosis was Graves disease and thymic hyperplasia. The patients postoperative course was uneventful. The thyroid function of patient became euthyroid and the clinical symptoms related with myastenia gravis resolved during follow up period.
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