aldosteronoma

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aldosteronoma

/al·dos·ter·o·no·ma/ (al″do-ster″o-no´mah) a tumor, usually an adenoma, of the adrenal cortex that secretes aldosterone, causing primary aldosteronism.

aldosteronoma

[al′dōstir′ənō′mə] pl. aldosteronomas, aldosteronomata
an aldosterone-secreting adenoma of the adrenal cortex that is usually small and occurs more frequently in the left than the right adrenal gland. Aldosteronism with sodium retention, expansion of the extracellular fluid volume, and hypertension may occur.
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Since the publication of the 1st report of a modified cortisol immunoassay as a rapid intraoperative adjunct for the localization of aldosteronomas during catheterization procedures (3), there have been no other published studies to further support the adoption of this test.
Some are caused by adrenocortical carcinomas or by overproduction of hormones because of pheochromocytomas, aldosteronomas, or subclinical hypercortisolism.
Most aldosteronomas are small (average, 1-2 cm); therefore, they are usually determined first clinically and then are located by CT.
For example, a rapid intraoperative cortisol assay has been used in the localization of aldosteronomas during catheterization procedures (16).