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Journal of Oncology
Volume 2009 (2009), Article ID 831979, 2 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2009/831979
Case Report

Severe Hyperkalemia and Bilateral Adrenal Metastasis

1Department of Medicine, Luzerner Kantonsspital, 6000 Luzern 16, Switzerland
2Division of Medical Oncology, Luzerner Kantonsspital, 6000 Luzern 16, Switzerland

Received 9 July 2009; Accepted 22 December 2009

Academic Editor: Patrick Neven

Copyright © 2009 Michael Nagler et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Adrenal metastases are a common finding in metastatic lung and breast cancer. Often there are no clinical symptoms suggesting them. In this paper, we present a case of a 66-year-old man with metastatic lung cancer suffering from severe hyperkaliemia due to hypoaldosteronism as a result of bilateral adrenal metastasis.