Persistent Primary Aldosteronism Despite Iatrogenic Adrenal Hemorrhage After Adrenal Vein Sampling

Keisuke Okamura, Tetsu Okuda, Kazuyuki Shirai, Ichiro Abe, Kunihisa Kobayashi, Tatsu Ishii, Seiji Haraoka, Hidenori Urata

Abstract


Before surgery for primary aldosteronism (PA), localization is evaluated with adrenal vein sampling (AVS). A 56-year-old Japanese woman had a right adrenal mass, hypokalemia, and a high aldosterone/renin ratio. Stress tests confirmed the diagnosis of PA. Subsequently, preoperative AVS was performed and right adrenal hemorrhage (AH) occurred unexpectedly. Because hypertension persisted, laparoscopic right adrenalectomy was performed. Postoperatively, the blood pressure was normalized. Pathological examination revealed an adrenal cortical adenoma largely unaffected by necrosis and hemorrhage. Previous reports have also indicated that AH may not ameliorate PA. We discussed the clinical progress of AH and the measures to prevent causing AH.




J Clin Med Res. 2018;10(1):66-71
doi: https://doi.org/10.14740/jocmr3243w

Keywords


Adrenal vein sampling; Adrenal hemorrhage; Primary aldosteronism

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