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II Serie Volume 33 Number 7-8
July-August 2020


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  1- Factors of recurrence of intraepithelial lesions of the uterine cervix.

2- Duodenoscopy and endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) in the diagnosis of biliary and pancreatic pathology.

3- Mephedrone (?Meow Meow?), The New Designer Drug of Abuse: Pharmacokinetics, Pharmacodynimics and Clinical and Forensic Issues

4- Natural history of fetal pyelocaliectasia.

5- Antidepressant drugs.

6- Erysipelas.

7- Pressure ulcer management--Evidence-based interventions.

8- Traumatic Brain Injury: Integrated Approach

9- Genital ulcers caused by sexually transmitted diseases: current therapies, diagnosis and their relevance in HIV pandemy.

10- Current management of gout.

11- Livedo vasculitis.

12- Tarlov's cyst: definition, etiopathogenesis, propaedeutic and treatment.

13- Antibiotic treatment of uncomplicated cystitis in non-pregnant women up to menopause.

14- Urolithiasis and renal colic. Therapeutic approach in urology.

15- Uterine inversion.

16- Surgical basic skills: surgical sutures.

17- Rhabdomyolysis.

18- Differences between SSRI's pharmacokinetics and pharmacodinamics.

19- Acute pancreatitis: update and approach protocol proposal.

20- Frontotemporal dementia.


Reninoma: A Rare Cause of Endocrine Hypertension

Juxtaglomerular tumours are rare causes of secondary hypertension. They typically present with difficult-to-manage hypertension, hypokalemia, hyperreninemia and secondary hyperaldosteronism. The authors describe a clinical case of a 45 years old female patient, with personal history of difficult-to-manage hypertension and hypokalemia since age 35, medicated with four types of anti-hypertensive agents. An analytical study was performed, which revealed secondary hyperaldosteronism [aldosterone 44.3 ng/dL (4 – 28 ng/dL), renin > 1000 mIU/mL (4.4 – 46.2 mIU/mL)]. Abdominal computed tomography scan identified a heterogeneous nodule located in the middle third of the right kidney, with 3.7 cm. Partial nephrectomy was performed and histological analysis confirmed the diagnosis of reninoma. After surgery, the patient had normal levels of aldosterone (9.2 ng/dL) and renin (1.20 mIU/mL), as well as normal blood pressure. The authors want to highlight this potentially curable cause of endocrine hypertension. Surgical resection is the treatment of choice and leads to normalization of blood pressure.
Keywords: Aldosterone; Hypertension/etiology; Juxtaglomerular Apparatus; Kidney Neoplasms; Renin

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