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Orthostatic hypotension is a common problem in older adults and can be associated with falls, dizziness and syncope and their associated consequences. Therefore, it is important to recognise the condition and institute appropriate management. We report an elderly woman who presented with orthostatic hypotension and was found to have a rare, benign yet potentially fatal condition.

Original publication

DOI

10.1093/ageing/afi061

Type

Journal article

Journal

Age Ageing

Publication Date

05/2005

Volume

34

Pages

307 - 309

Keywords

Accidental Falls, Aged, Aged, 80 and over, Angiomyolipoma, Female, Humans, Hypotension, Orthostatic, Kidney Neoplasms, Radiography, Ultrasonography