How are the histologic findings of primary aldosteronism characterized?

Updated: Mar 24, 2020
  • Author: Gabriel I Uwaifo, MD; Chief Editor: Romesh Khardori, MD, PhD, FACP  more...
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Histologic findings vary according to the type of primary aldosteronism that a patient has. Typical aldosteronomas are characterized by adenomatous tissue, usually with zona fasciculata–type morphology. Most of these tumors are small (< 3 cm in diameter), and most of the cells are lipid-laden cells arranged in acini or cords. Associated focal and/or diffuse hyperplasia often occurs.


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