Acute Transient Stress Induced Adrenal Hypertrophy and Adrenal Medullary Hyperactivity

Arella, Vikram G. and Mudenha, Emily T. and Okpe, Andrew and Fernando, Devaka J. (2016) Acute Transient Stress Induced Adrenal Hypertrophy and Adrenal Medullary Hyperactivity. European Journal of Case Reports in Internal Medicine, 3 (1). pp. 1-2. ISSN 2284-2594

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Objectives: Adrenal gland hypertrophy can be related to acute stress with abnormal adrenal function tests. It may not always need treatment. Material and methods: An acute presentation of adrenal gland hypertrophy following an abdominal emergency, with subsequent hypoadrenalism was investigated. Results: Adrenal medullary and cortical function fully recovered without treatment. Conclusions: We postulate that the adrenal glands became enlarged and hypertrophied during an acute stress event, possibly caused by acute adrenal medullary hypersecretion and subsequent cortical hyposecretion. A wait and watch policy should be followed if no other clinical symptoms and signs of adrenal disease are present. CT scan remains an important diagnostic tool.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: L'articolo è stato pubblicato nei Latest online nel 2015
Uncontrolled Keywords: Adrenal gland hypertrophy, transient adrenal insufficiency, reversible adrenal dysfunction, transient adrenal medullary hyperactivity, Stress related hypertension
Subjects: 600 Tecnologia - Scienze applicate > 610 Medicina e salute (Classificare qui la tecnologia dei servizi medici) > 616 Malattie (classificare qui la Clinica medica, la medicina basata sull'evidenza, la Medicina interna, la Medicina sperimentale)
Depositing User: Chiara D'Arpa
Date Deposited: 19 Sep 2016 15:38
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2016 15:38

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