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, cilt.22, ss.1087-1090, 2009 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 22 Konu: 11
  • Basım Tarihi: 2009
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1515/jpem.2009.22.11.1087
  • Dergi Adı: JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC ENDOCRINOLOGY & METABOLISM
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.1087-1090

Özet

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.