Endocrine (adrenal) hypertension (primary aldosteronism, hypercortisolism and pheochromocytoma) had been
considered for a long time as a rare cause of arterial hypertension. However, recent studies have shown a frequent
incidence of primary aldosteronism among hypertensive subjects and therefore it is nessessary to exclude primary
aldosteronism in all subjects with severe hypertension. On the contrary, pheochromocytoma and hypercortisolism
may be often overlooked in patients with incidentally found adrenal tumor and thus they can cause unexpected perand
endocrine hypertension, primary aldosteronismus, pheochromocytoma, hypercortisolism.