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What is Conn's adenoma?

What is Conn's adenoma?

  • Conn's adenoma: An uncommon (but possible highly underdiagnosed) condition characterized by the excessive production of a hormone called aldosterone by the adrenal gland. The condition may result from the presence of an adrenal adenoma. The severity of the condition is variable with some patients simply suffering high blood pressure and no other symptoms. Due to the high degree of variation in presenting symptoms, the condition may be frequently underdiagnosed or misdiagnosed.

Conn's adenoma: Introduction

Types of Conn's adenoma:

Broader types of Conn's adenoma:

How serious is Conn's adenoma?

Prognosis of Conn's adenoma: If the condition is not correctly diagnosed, the blood pressure may be difficult to control. Poor blood pressure control can result in complications such as kidney failure, heart disease and stroke.
Complications of Conn's adenoma: see complications of Conn's adenoma

What causes Conn's adenoma?

Causes of Conn's adenoma: see causes of Conn's adenoma

What are the symptoms of Conn's adenoma?

Symptoms of Conn's adenoma: see symptoms of Conn's adenoma

Complications of Conn's adenoma: see complications of Conn's adenoma

Onset of Conn's adenoma: usually around the 4th to 6th decade of life - very rare in children

Conn's adenoma: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Conn's adenoma.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Conn's adenoma.

How is it treated?

Treatments for Conn's adenoma: see treatments for Conn's adenoma

Name of Conn's adenoma

Main name of condition: Conn's adenoma

 

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