Acute Adrenal Insufficiency in the Perioperative Period: A Case Report

Kunal Karamchandani, Jarrett Leathem, Elizabeth H. Sinz

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Abstract

Acute adrenal insufficiency is a rare but potentially life-threatening event during the perioperative period. The usual manifestations of an acute adrenal crisis can mimic common postoperative complications and a high index of suspicion is required for the diagnosis. Early diagnosis and prompt treatment can be lifesaving. We present the case of a 65-year-old man who, after a partial nephrectomy, developed acute adrenal insufficiency, which remained undiagnosed in the postoperative period, eventually leading to cardiac arrest. This case highlights the need for perioperative physicians to have a watchful eye for diagnosing and treating this uncommon yet lethal condition.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)63-65
Number of pages3
JournalA&A practice
Volume12
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1 2019

Fingerprint

Adrenal Insufficiency
Perioperative Period
Heart Arrest
Nephrectomy
Postoperative Period
Early Diagnosis
Physicians
Therapeutics

Cite this

Karamchandani, Kunal ; Leathem, Jarrett ; Sinz, Elizabeth H. / Acute Adrenal Insufficiency in the Perioperative Period : A Case Report. In: A&A practice. 2019 ; Vol. 12, No. 3. pp. 63-65.
@article{df775d4066cd416194f6424966b63957,
title = "Acute Adrenal Insufficiency in the Perioperative Period: A Case Report",
abstract = "Acute adrenal insufficiency is a rare but potentially life-threatening event during the perioperative period. The usual manifestations of an acute adrenal crisis can mimic common postoperative complications and a high index of suspicion is required for the diagnosis. Early diagnosis and prompt treatment can be lifesaving. We present the case of a 65-year-old man who, after a partial nephrectomy, developed acute adrenal insufficiency, which remained undiagnosed in the postoperative period, eventually leading to cardiac arrest. This case highlights the need for perioperative physicians to have a watchful eye for diagnosing and treating this uncommon yet lethal condition.",
author = "Kunal Karamchandani and Jarrett Leathem and Sinz, {Elizabeth H.}",
year = "2019",
month = "2",
day = "1",
doi = "10.1213/XAA.0000000000000846",
language = "English (US)",
volume = "12",
pages = "63--65",
journal = "A&A practice",
issn = "2325-7237",
publisher = "Lippincott Williams and Wilkins",
number = "3",

}

Acute Adrenal Insufficiency in the Perioperative Period : A Case Report. / Karamchandani, Kunal; Leathem, Jarrett; Sinz, Elizabeth H.

In: A&A practice, Vol. 12, No. 3, 01.02.2019, p. 63-65.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

TY - JOUR

T1 - Acute Adrenal Insufficiency in the Perioperative Period

T2 - A Case Report

AU - Karamchandani, Kunal

AU - Leathem, Jarrett

AU - Sinz, Elizabeth H.

PY - 2019/2/1

Y1 - 2019/2/1

N2 - Acute adrenal insufficiency is a rare but potentially life-threatening event during the perioperative period. The usual manifestations of an acute adrenal crisis can mimic common postoperative complications and a high index of suspicion is required for the diagnosis. Early diagnosis and prompt treatment can be lifesaving. We present the case of a 65-year-old man who, after a partial nephrectomy, developed acute adrenal insufficiency, which remained undiagnosed in the postoperative period, eventually leading to cardiac arrest. This case highlights the need for perioperative physicians to have a watchful eye for diagnosing and treating this uncommon yet lethal condition.

AB - Acute adrenal insufficiency is a rare but potentially life-threatening event during the perioperative period. The usual manifestations of an acute adrenal crisis can mimic common postoperative complications and a high index of suspicion is required for the diagnosis. Early diagnosis and prompt treatment can be lifesaving. We present the case of a 65-year-old man who, after a partial nephrectomy, developed acute adrenal insufficiency, which remained undiagnosed in the postoperative period, eventually leading to cardiac arrest. This case highlights the need for perioperative physicians to have a watchful eye for diagnosing and treating this uncommon yet lethal condition.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=85060940961&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=85060940961&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1213/XAA.0000000000000846

DO - 10.1213/XAA.0000000000000846

M3 - Article

C2 - 30020102

AN - SCOPUS:85060940961

VL - 12

SP - 63

EP - 65

JO - A&A practice

JF - A&A practice

SN - 2325-7237

IS - 3

ER -