HARRIS C. TAYLOR, M.D.; COLEMAN R. SACHS, M.D.; EMMANUEL L. BRAVO, M.D.
Adrenal venous catheterization has been used to localize the site of the adrenal tumors in patients with primary aldosteronism. Morbidity is not infrequent, however, and death in at least one patient has ensued (1). Experience has shown that occasional infarction of an adrenal tumor may be fortuitously produced, both in Cushing's syndrome and in primary aldosteronism (2). However, infarction of both adrenal glands producing adrenal insufficiency and concomitant remission of primary aldosteronism has been reported only once previously (3). We report a second such case.
A 56-year-old black man was first diagnosed as hypertensive in 1959. During subsequent years, antihypertensive
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TAYLOR HC, SACHS CR, BRAVO EL. Primary Aldosteronism: Remission and Development of Adrenal Insufficiency after Adrenal Venography. Ann Intern Med. 1976;85:207–209. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-85-2-207
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1976;85(2):207-209.
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