A paraganglioma in a hypertensive patient with unilateral renal hypoplasia

Tomohiro Terasaka, Hideharu Hagiya, Kosuke Kimura, Takahiro Nada, Eri Nakamura, Yoshihisa Hanayama, Hitoshi Sugiyama, Yasuyuki Kobayashi, Hiroyuki Yanai, Fumio Otsuka

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We report the case of a 46-year-old hypertensive Japanese female with renal insufficiency related to unilateral renal hypoplasia. The patient was found to have developed paraganglioma in the retroperitoneal space over a 5-year period. Catecholamine-producing tumors are not usually recognized as conditions associated with renal hypoplasia. Our long-term observation of the patient eventually led us to the diagnosis of paraganglioma. In hypertensive patients with chronic kidney disease, not only the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system but also catecholamine activity may be involved, particularly in the patients whose cases are complicated with unilateral renal hypoplasia.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)119-122
Number of pages4
JournalActa medica Okayama
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2015


  • Catecholamine
  • Paraganglioma
  • Renal hypoplasia
  • Renovascular hypertension
  • Secondary hypertension

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Biochemistry,Genetics and Molecular Biology


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