Adrenal insufficiency following unilateral adrenalectomy: A case report

J. L. Mohler, J. A. Flueck, J. W. McRoberts

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We report a case of resection of a unilateral adrenal pseudocyst that precipitated life-threatening adrenal insufficiency. The patient had extremis unresponsive to pressor agents in the immediate postoperative period. Hydrocortisone administration produced temporary resolution and a cosyntropin-stimulation test confirmed adrenal insufficiency. Because of the presence of an adrenal mass, the preoperative evaluation included a formal endocrinological evaluation. Thus, we were able to document the occurrence of acute postoperative primary adrenal insufficiency.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)554-556
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Urology
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1986

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  • Urology


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