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Journal of Case Reports
Functional Adrenal Adenoma Presenting as Ventricular Tachycardia in a Young Boy
S Anuradha, Ayush Mohan Makkar, Sohini Haldar, RS Ahlawat
Department of Medicine, Maulana Azad Medical College, Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg, New Delhi-110002, India.
Corresponding Author:
Dr. S. Anuradha
Email: drsanuradha@gmail.com
Received: 26-DEC-2018 Accepted: 18-JUN-2019 Published Online: 15-JUL-2019
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17659/01.2019.0038
Background: Ventricular tachycardia may be a solitary episode, complication of a structural heart disease or unusually, the manifestation of a serious electrolyte abnormality. Case Report: We present the rare case of a 13-year-old boy who presented with sudden onset ventricular tachycardia that was precipitated by severe hypokalemia. Subsequently, the associated hypertension and metabolic alkalosis prompted a search for an underlying endocrine abnormality. After investigations, the patient was diagnosed as a case of Conn’s syndrome due to a functional adrenal adenoma- a rare diagnosis. Conclusion: The initial presentation of hyperaldosteronism in a child as ventricular tachycardia is extremely rare.
Keywords : Adrenocortical Adenoma, Alkalosis, Hyperaldosteronism, Hypokalemia, Ventricular Tachycardia.
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