Summary of Hyperaldosteronism
Flashcards on Hyperaldosteronism
Renin levels are (increased/decreased) in primary hyperaldosteronism.
Questions on Hyperaldosteronism
A 45-year-old woman comes to the emergency department because of nausea and vomiting for the past hour. Past medical and family histories are noncontributory. Temperature is 37.2°C (99°F), pulse is 90/min, respirations are 16/min, blood pressure is 165/105, and oxygen saturation is 96% on room air. Laboratory test show a serum potassium level of 4.9 mEq/L, increased plasma aldosterone concentration, and decreased plasma renin activity. Magnetic resonance imaging shows:
Which of the following is the most likely diagnosis?