Myelolipomas are adrenal tumors composed of both adipose and hematopoietic tissues which are rarely associated with primary aldosteronism (PA). Here, we report a case of myelolipoma associated with PA. Aldosterone hypersecretion from bilateral adrenal glands had been confirmed by adrenal venous sampling and pathological analyses, but PA was clinically cured after surgical removal of the unilateral adrenal gland together with the myelolipoma that was not producing aldosterone. It is suggested that myelolipomas may release some factors which stimulate aldosterone production in adrenal glands, although further investigation is necessary. Obesity-related hyperaldosteronism might in part participate in generation of hypertension in the present case.
- Aldosterone-releasing factor
- Bilateral adrenal hyperplasia
- Primary aldosteronism
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Internal Medicine