Adrenalectomy and caval thrombectomy in a cat with primary hyperaldosteronism

Scott A. Rose, Andrew E. Kyles, Philippe Labelle, Bruno H. Pypendrop, Jas S. Mattu, Oded Foreman, Carlos O. Rodriguez, Richard W Nelson

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A 13-year-old, castrated male, domestic longhaired cat was diagnosed with primary hyperaldosteronism from an adrenal gland tumor and a thrombus in the caudal vena cava. Clinical signs included cervical ventriflexion, lethargy, weakness, inappetence, and diarrhea. Laboratory tests revealed hypokalemia, normonatremia, hyperglycemia, hypophosphatemia, and elevated creatine kinase activity. Hypokalemia worsened despite oral potassium supplementation. An adrenalectomy and caval thrombectomy were successfully performed utilizing deliberate hypothermia followed by progressive rewarming.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)209-214
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of the American Animal Hospital Association
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jul 2007

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