Adrenal causes of hypertension: Pheochromocytoma and primary aldosteronism

  title={Adrenal causes of hypertension: Pheochromocytoma and primary aldosteronism},
  author={W. F. Young},
  journal={Reviews in Endocrine and Metabolic Disorders},
  • W. F. Young
  • Published 2007
  • Medicine
  • Reviews in Endocrine and Metabolic Disorders
  • The clinical presentations of the patient with pheochromocytoma—a rare endocrine neoplasm—include adrenal incidentaloma, hypertensive paroxysms, sustained apparent polygenic hypertension, hypertension in pregnancy, and hypertensive crisis induced by anesthesia. [...] Key Method All first degree relatives of pheochromocytoma patients should have biochemical testing. In addition, molecular genetic testing for germline mutations should be considered in most patients with adrenal pheochromocytoma and in all…Expand Abstract
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