Journal Article A Paraganglioma in a Hypertensive Patient with Unilateral Renal Hypoplasia

Terasaka, Tomohiro  ,  Hagiya, Hideharu  ,  Kimura, Kosuke  ,  Nada, Takahiro  ,  Nakamura, Eri  ,  Hanayama, Yoshihisa  ,  Sugiyama, Hitoshi  ,  Kobayashi, Yasuyuki  ,  Yanai, Hiroyuki  ,  Otsuka, Fumio

69 ( 2 )  , pp.119 - 122 , 2015-04 , Okayama University Medical School
We report the case of a 46-year-old hypertensive Japanese female with renal insufficiency related to unilateral renal hypoplasia. The patient was found to have developed paraganglioma in the retroperitoneal space over a 5-year period. Catecholamine-producing tumors are not usually recognized as conditions associated with renal hypoplasia. Our long-term observation of the patient eventually led us to the diagnosis of paraganglioma. In hypertensive patients with chronic kidney disease, not only the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system but also catecholamine activity may be involved, particularly in the patients whose cases are complicated with unilateral renal hypoplasia.

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