Pheochromocytoma and primary aldosteronism: Diagnostic approaches

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Abstract

Although adrenal-dependent hypertension is an uncommon form of hypertension, its diagnosis provides clinicians with a unique treatment opportunity, that is, to render a surgical cure or to achieve a dramatic response to pharmacologic therapy. The diagnosis of catecholamine-secreting tumors has evolved during the last 70 years to a straightforward stepwise algorithmic approach. Primary aldosteronism is now recognized as the most common form of secondary hypertension, and the screening methods for it are simple and reliable.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)801-827
Number of pages27
JournalEndocrinology and Metabolism Clinics of North America
Volume26
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jan 1 1997

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
  • Endocrinology

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