Revista do Colégio Brasileiro de Cirurgiões
versão impressa ISSN 0100-6991
ACCETTA, Pietro et al. Primary hyperaldosteronism: report of two cases. Rev. Col. Bras. Cir. [online]. 2010, vol.37, n.4, pp. 311-313. ISSN 0100-6991. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0100-69912010000400015.
The authors present two cases of Primary Hiperaldosteronism, caused by functioning adenoma of the adrenal's cortex. The two females patients presented classic symptoms of the Conn's disease, especially hypocalemia and hypertension. Both were operated and unilateral adrenalectomy was done, with excelent outcome in one and satisfactory in the other one. It is discussed many aspects related to the incidence, the problems with the diagnosis, indication and surgery treatment.
Palavras-chave : Hyperaldosteronism; Diagnosis; Adrenocortical adenoma; Adrenalectomy.