A 22-Year-Old Woman With Hypertension and Hypokalemia Due to a Juxtaglomerular Cell Tumor

Authors

  • Shahrzad Ossareh Department of Medicine, Nephrology Section, Hasheminejad Clinical Research Development Center, Hasheminejad Kidney Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
  • Tina Shooshtarizadeh Department of Pathology, Hasheminejad Clinical Research Development Center, Hasheminejad Kidney Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
  • Pejman Shadpour Department of Urology, Hasheminejad Clinical Research Development Center, Hasheminejad Kidney Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

Abstract

Secondary hypertension is responsible for less than 10% of cases of hypertension. If associated with hypokalemia, it may be due to primary or secondary hyperaldostronism, the latter being rarely caused by renin-secreting tumors. We present a 22-year-old woman with a history of hypertension and repeated hypokalemia, who was finally diagnosed with a small renin-secreting tumor after extensive paraclinical workup and imaging studies.

Author Biographies

  • Shahrzad Ossareh, Department of Medicine, Nephrology Section, Hasheminejad Clinical Research Development Center, Hasheminejad Kidney Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

    Associate Professor of Medicine

  • Tina Shooshtarizadeh, Department of Pathology, Hasheminejad Clinical Research Development Center, Hasheminejad Kidney Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
    Assistant Professor of Pathology
  • Pejman Shadpour, Department of Urology, Hasheminejad Clinical Research Development Center, Hasheminejad Kidney Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
    Associate Professor of Urology

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Published

2011-11-02

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CASE REPORT | Kidney Diseases