Acıbadem Üniversitesi Sağlık Bilimleri Dergisi 2013 , Vol 4, Issue 1
A Case With Adrenocortical Carcinoma Presented With Hypokalemic Paralysis
Serpil Salman, Özlem Sezgin Meriçliler, Gül Başaran
Acıbadem Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, İç Hastalıkları Anabilim Dalı, İstanbul, Türkiye The presented case is a 52-year-old woman diagnosed with a glucocorticoid and probably aldosterone- secreting adrenocortical carcinoma during the investigation for hypokalemic paralysis. Adrenal cancers are very rare tumors and their prognosis is very poor. Presentation with heavy hypokalemia is extremely rare. The patient is reported in order to draw attention to the endocrinological diseases which should be screened in individuals with hypokalemia as well as being a rare case. Keywords : adrenocortical carcinoma, hypokalemia, paralysis