Conn’s Syndrome

Conn’s Syndrome This is basically primary hyperaldosteronism. It will cause hypernatreamia and hypokalaemia. It is a recognised cause of hypertension – but it is rare. It can also cause alkylosis (due to the exchange...

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Cushing’s Syndrome

Glucocorticoid excess The term Cushing’s syndrome is used to describe state of excess free circulating glucocorticoid. Spontaneous forms of the syndrome are very rare – it generally occurs as a result of administered ACTH...

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Phaeochromocytoma

Introduction Phaeochromocytoma is a neuroendocrine tumour of the medulla of the adrenal glands. It secretes large quantities of  the catecholamines noradrenaline, and to a lesser extent, adrenaline.   Epidemiology Rule of 10: 10% familial,...

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