Isolated left adrenal medullary hyperplasia

Publication date: Available online 8 September 2019Source: Journal of Cardiology CasesAuthor(s): Hiroaki Kawano, Takao Ando, Yohei Shida, Daisuke Niino, Koji Maemura, Kioko KawaiAbstractA 44-year-old Japanese man was referred to our hospital for the evaluation of paroxysmal hypertension. 123I-metaiodobenzylguanidine (MIBG) single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) revealed specific uptake in the left adrenal gland in addition to high levels of serum and urinary catecholamines although computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging were not able to detect a definite adrenal mass. Left adrenalectomy was performed and he was diagnosed with adrenal medullary hyperplasia (AMH). A diagnosis of unilateral AMH is important because AMH resection can effectively treat hypertension.
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