Journal of Indian Association of Pediatric Surgeons
Journal of Indian Association of Pediatric Surgeons
                                                   Official journal of the Indian Association of Pediatric Surgeons                           
Year : 2007  |  Volume : 12  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 151--153

Aldosterone-secreting adrenocortical adenoma in children


Vipul Gupta, Shyam B Sharma 
 Department of Neonatal and Pediatric Surgery, SMS Medical College, S. P. Mother and Child Health Institute, Jaipur, India

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Aldosterone-secreting adrenocortical adenoma is an unusual cause of secondary hypertension in childhood. We describe an eight year-old female child who presented clinically with weakness of lower limbs, headache and hypertension. Thorough clinical, laboratory and radiological evaluations confirmed the diagnosis of hyperaldosteronism due to a left adrenocortical adenoma. Left adrenalectomy after preoperative stabilization resulted in satisfactory recovery. Histopathological examination confirmed the diagnosis of an aldosteronoma. We review our experience with this rare entity and the pertinent literature.


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Gupta V, Sharma SB. Aldosterone-secreting adrenocortical adenoma in children.J Indian Assoc Pediatr Surg 2007;12:151-153


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Gupta V, Sharma SB. Aldosterone-secreting adrenocortical adenoma in children. J Indian Assoc Pediatr Surg [serial online] 2007 [cited 2019 Dec 6 ];12:151-153
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