Adrenocortical carcinoma manifesting pure primary aldosteronism: A case report and analysis of steroidogenic enzymes

Takanobu Yoshimoto, M. Naruse, Y. Ito, K. Naruse, T. Ueda, A. Tanabe, S. Harada, T. Nishikawa, H. Sasano, T. Obara

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Abstract

Adrenocortical carcinoma manifesting pure hyperaldosteronism is extremely rare. We report here a 61-year-old woman with biochemically proven primary aldosteronism due to right adrenocortical carcinoma. Computed tomographic scan showed 4.5x5.3 cm lobulated mass with tiny calcification, while there was no significant uptake of 131I-iodomethyl norcholesterol in the tumor. Immunohistochemical analysis demonstrated expression of steroidogenic enzymes in the tumor tissue. P-450(scc), P-450(c21), 3β-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase, P450(17α), and P-450(11β). In addition, we could demonstrate mRNA expression of aldosterone synthase (P-450aldo: CYP11B2) in the tumor by specific ribonuclease protection assay. This is the first report of a case of primary aldosteronism due to adrenocortical carcinoma, in which expression of all sets of steroidogenic enzymes required for aldosterone synthesis was proven. (C)2000, Editrice Kurtis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)112-117
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Endocrinological Investigation
Volume23
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2000

Keywords

  • Adrenocortical carcinoma
  • Aldosterone synthase
  • Hyperaldosteronism
  • Ribonuclease protection assay
  • Steroidogenic enzyme

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
  • Endocrinology

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