and Jurgen J. Fütterer2, 3
Department of Radiological Sciences, Oncology and Pathology, Sapienza University of Rome, Rome, Italy
Department of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine, Radboudumc, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
MIRA Institute for Biomedical Technology and Technical Medicine, University of Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands
Juxtaglomerular Cell Tumor
It is a very rare benign renin-secreting tumor of the kidney, and it can be an unusual cause of secondary hypertension. This tumor is typically found in young adults (with a peak incidence in the second and third decades), and it is reported in children only occasionally. The patients usually present with hypertension, hyperaldosteronism, and hypokalemia, secondary to tumor renin secretion. An occasional incidentally discovered reninoma is nonfunctioning.
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