Volume 3, Issue 5, September 2014, Page: 132-135
Anesthetic Considerations of Conn Syndrome: A Case Presentation and Mini-Review the Anesthesiologist and Conn Syndrome
Arber Jano, Department of Anesthesia and Intensive Care, “Mother Teresa” University Hospital Center, Tirana, Albania
Rudin Domi, Department of Anesthesia and Intensive Care, “Mother Teresa” University Hospital Center, Tirana, Albania
Leart Berdica, Department of Morphopathology, “Mother Teresa” University Hospital Center, Tirana, Albania
Hektor Sula, Department of Anesthesia and Intensive Care, “Mother Teresa” University Hospital Center, Tirana, Albania
Ilir Ohri, Department of Anesthesia and Intensive Care, “Mother Teresa” University Hospital Center, Tirana, Albania
Received: Aug. 11, 2014;       Accepted: Aug. 25, 2014;       Published: Sep. 10, 2014
DOI: 10.11648/j.cmr.20140305.14      View  2592      Downloads  362
Abstract
Conn syndrome is characterized by increased secretion of aldosterone. Hyperaldosteronism induces sodium and water retention, hypertension, decreased potassium blood level, muscle weakness, and fatigue. The diagnosis is usually confirmed by decreased renin level, increased aldosteron level, hypokalemia, and imagining tools. Perioperative care consists on blood pressure and hypervolemia control, spironolactone administration, and preoperative potassium correction. We present a case scheduled for left adrenalectomy for Conn syndrome, 5 years after the right adrenalectomy was performed. The surgery and postoperative period were uneventful and the patient was discharged in 6-th postoperative day referring to the endocrinologist. A good cooperation between the anesthesiologist, endocrinologist, and surgeon is strongly recommended.
Keywords
Adrenal Gland, General Anesthesia, Hypokalemia, Conn Syndrome
To cite this article
Arber Jano, Rudin Domi, Leart Berdica, Hektor Sula, Ilir Ohri, Anesthetic Considerations of Conn Syndrome: A Case Presentation and Mini-Review the Anesthesiologist and Conn Syndrome, Clinical Medicine Research. Vol. 3, No. 5, 2014, pp. 132-135. doi: 10.11648/j.cmr.20140305.14
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