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      Hyperreninemia and Secondary Hyperaldosteronism in a Patient with Pheochromocytoma and von Hippel-Lindau Disease

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          In a 21-year-old Caucasian woman with von Hippel-Lindau disease, norepinephrine-producing adrenal pheochromocytoma was identified as the underlying cause of severe hypertension. She was found to have extremely elevated levels of circulating renin and aldosterone, and she was markedly hypokalemic. Administration of captopril further enhanced renin secretion, while her blood pressure improved. The patient became normokalemic following tumor removal, and her blood pressure decreased to normal levels with reestablishment of normal circadian blood pressure rhythm. This case demonstrates that, in the absence of renovascular or malignant hypertension, pheochromocytoma can be the underlying cause for the clinical syndrome of hypertension associated with severe hypokalemia and hyperreninemic hyperaldosteronism.

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          Journal
          NEF
          Nephron
          10.1159/issn.1660-8151
          Nephron
          S. Karger AG
          1660-8151
          2235-3186
          1992
          1992
          12 December 2008
          : 62
          : 3
          : 345-350
          Affiliations
          Department of Medicine, Klinikum Steglitz, Free University of Berlin, FRG; Division of Hypertension, University Hospital, Lausanne, Switzerland; Cardiovascular Center, New York Hospital, Cornell University Medical College, New York, N.Y, USA
          Article
          187071 Nephron 1992;62:345–350
          10.1159/000187071
          1436350
          © 1992 S. Karger AG, Basel

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