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Nodular Hyperplasia of Adrenal Medulla in Hypertension.

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By GOLDZIEHER M. A.. , M.D. (Endocrinology. , 1932; , xvi:, 20.-28.)

Ann Intern Med. 1932;5(9):1200. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-5-9-1200_1
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The list of cases of phaochrome tumors occurring in patients with hypertension has been increased to include at least 42 examples. In several instances the diagnosis has been made during life, and surgical removal of the tumor with relief of symptoms has been accomplished. This seems to argue rather strongly for the conception that an excessive amount of chromaffin tissue, such as is represented by these tumors, is capable of producing symptoms of hypertension, to be followed by lesions of the arteries. The evidences that the adrenals may play a part in the pathogenesis of hypertension and arteriosclerosis have been


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