MILTON G. CRANE, M.D., F.A.C.P.; JOHN J. HARRIS, M.D., F.A.C.P.; RAYMOND HERBER, M.D.
CRANE MG, HARRIS JJ, HERBER R. Primary Aldosteronism Due to an Adrenal Carcinoma. Ann Intern Med. 1965;63:494-503. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-63-3-494
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1965;63(3):494-503.
Primary aldosteronism is a syndrome characterized by hypokalemic alkalosis and hypertension. Benign adrenal cortical adenomas have been the cause of this syndrome in most of the patients reported in the literature. A few patients have had a malignancy as the cause of their defect. This is a case report of a patient with typical clinical and laboratory findings of primary aldosteronism caused by an adrenocortical carcinoma.
The patient was a 64-year-old female (Figure 1) who was first seen at the White Memorial Clinic in April, 1963, for hypertension and weakness. The patient was first aware that she had
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Endocrine and Metabolism, Hematology/Oncology, Adrenal Disorders, Endocrine Cancer.
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