Acromegaly Presented as Severe Hypertension due to Primary Hyperaldosteronism
- corresponding Author:
- Ramazan Gen
Department of Endocrinology and Metabolism
Mersin University, Zeytinlibahce Caddesi 33079
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Received Date: August 07, 2012; Accepted Date: September 12, 2012; Published Date: September 13, 2012
Citation: Gen R, Akbay E, Akbay E (2012) Acromegaly Presented as Severe Hypertension due to Primary Hyperaldosteronism. Endocrinol Metab Synd 1:106. doi: 10.4172/2161-1017.1000106
Copyright: © 2012 Gen R, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
The coexistence of acromegaly and primary hyperaldosteronism is very rare. We herein report a 30-year-oldwoman with severe hypertension in patient with acromegaly. After the endocrine tests confirmed the active acromegaly, hypogonadotropic hypogonadism and autonomous secretion of aldosterone, then patients underwent pituitary and adrenal MRI. MRI of the sella revealed intra and suprasellar adenoma with extending to right and left cavernous sinus. Adrenal MRI revealed 20×15 mm ovoid left adrenal adenoma with normal right adrenal. Patient first undergo surgical removal of the pituitary tumor. Then patient underwent left open adrenalectomy. Following the adrenalectomy, her blood pressure and number of antihypertensive drugs reduced significiantly. In conclusion clinicians should be aware that a acromegalic patient with severe hypertension needs to be evaulated carefully for the possible curable cause of secondary hypertension such as primary hyperaldosteronism.