Newly developed hypertension as an early marker of recurrence of adrenocortical carcinoma with high renin expression

Min Jie Wen, Yu Feng Lin, Jin Shuen Chen

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Abstract

Adrenocortical carcinoma can recur frequently after successful surgery but no adequate markers can detect this recurrence. Here, we present a recurrence of adrenocortical carcinoma with a high renin expression, after successful surgery, where hypertension has developed again. Tumor recurrence was observed via 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography and coregistered computed tomography. Based on our findings, follow-up blood pressure assessment may effectively predict the recurrence of adrenocortical carcinoma.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)540-542
Number of pages3
JournalInternational Journal of Urology
Volume15
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2008
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Adrenocortical carcinoma
  • Hyperaldosteronism
  • Hyperreninism
  • Hypertension

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urology

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