Endocrine Abstracts (2011) 26 MTE6

Difficult adrenal cases

W Young


Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, USA.


Objective: To present 2 difficult adrenal cases in an interactive computer-based CPC format.

Methods: The history of present illness will be presented for 2 patients: i) A 24-year-old woman who is 13 weeks pregnant presenting with spells and marked hypertension; ii) A 56-year-old man with hypertension, hypokalemia, and renal insufficiency. For the details of these cases, please see the Meet-the-expert handbook.

Results: The attendees will use diagnostic and treatment test menus to solve the cases and direct appropriate treatment.

Conclusions: As the cases are discussed we will review many of the practical issues surrounding the evaluation and treatment of pheochromocytoma and primary aldosteronism.

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