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Hyperaldostéronisme primaire sur adénome ou hyperplasie de la surrénale: opérer ou non [Primary hyperaldosteronism with adrenal adenoma or hyperplasia: surgical case or not?].
Revue Médicale Suisse
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Primary hyperaldosteronism is one of the most frequent causes of secondary hypertension. Cardiovascular morbimortality is higher than in essential hypertonic and justifies diagnostic and specific treatment of this pathology. Therapeutic choice depends of health and desire of the patient. It is either medical with mineralocorticoid receptor antagonists, or surgical through adrenalectomy. In this case, a pre-surgery exam including a radiologic examination and a venous adrenal catheterism has to be done. Surgery allows a normalisation of kaliema and a blood pressure decrease in 50 to 88% of the patients. Beyond them, 30% are able to stop entirely their medication. Both therapeutic choices decrease cardiovascular risks equally if blood pressure is controlled.
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