The case of a young woman with primary aldosteronism originating extraadrenally—ovarian tumor—is reported. Clinically she presented with uncontrolled hypertension. Biochemical and hormonal profiles showed features of aldosteronism. The primary was found in the left ovary. Following excision of the tumor, aldosteronism regressed completely. Microscopically, the tumor was of the lipid cell type. Nine months after surgery she is asymptomatic and well. Review of the literature uncovered three previous reports of aldosterone-secreting ovarian tumors.
Authors: J N Kulkarni, R C Mistry, M R Kamat, R Chinoy, R G Lotlikar
Keywords: ovarian neoplasm, aldosterone-secreting ovarian tumors
DOI Number: 10.1016/0090-8258(90)90349-p Publication Year: 1990
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