A Woman with Normotensive Primary Hyperaldosteronism

  • Sedighe Moradi Institue of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
  • Mohammadreza Shafiepour Rafsanjan University of Medical Sciences, Rafsanjan, Iran.
  • Alireza Amirbaigloo Institue of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
Keywords: Primary Hyperaldosteronism, Normotensive, Hypokalemia

Abstract

Normotensive hyperaldosteronism is a rare disorder. It is usually diagnosed with hypokalemia or an adrenal mass. Our patient was a 27-year-old female presented with weakness. She had normal blood pressure, hypokalemia, high plasma aldosterone level and suppressed plasma renin activity. After the saline load, test aldosterone didn’t show suppression. Adrenal computed tomography revealed a left adrenal mass. The patient was treated with spironolactone and potassium supplement. Surgical adrenalectomy was done. Final pathologic diagnosis was benign adrenocortical adenoma without capsular invasion. In postoperative course serum, potassium was normal.

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Published
2016-03-12
How to Cite
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Moradi S, Shafiepour M, Amirbaigloo A. A Woman with Normotensive Primary Hyperaldosteronism. Acta Med Iran. 54(2):156-158.
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