An Unusual Case of an Aldosterone-Producing Adrenocortical Adenoma Presenting with Rhabdomyolysis


KARAGÜZEL G. , Bahat E. , İMAMOĞLU M. , AHMETOĞLU A. , YILDIZ K. , OKTEN A. N.

JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC ENDOCRINOLOGY & METABOLISM, vol.22, no.11, pp.1087-1090, 2009 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 22 Issue: 11
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Doi Number: 10.1515/jpem.2009.22.11.1087
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC ENDOCRINOLOGY & METABOLISM
  • Page Numbers: pp.1087-1090
  • Keywords: adrenocortical adenoma, hyperaldosteronism, hypokalemia, rhabdomyolysis, CHILDHOOD, CHILDREN, TUMORS

Abstract

Rhabdomyolysis is a rare presentation of hypokalemia, although muscle weakness is a well known manifestation of marked hypokalemia. Here, we report a case of primary hyperaldosteronism due to unilateral aldosterone-producing adenoma in a 14 year-old girl who developed rhabdomyolysis following hypokalemia. To our knowledge, this is the first case of adrenocortical adenoma presenting with rhabdomyolysis in a child.