SAMUEL T. R. REVELL JR., M.D., F.A.C.P.; FRANCIS J. BORGES, M.D.; GEORGE H. YEAGER, M.D., F.A.C.S.; JAMES G. ARNOLD JR., M.D.; RICHARD I. AHLQUIST JR., M.D.
During the past two and one-half years our group has studied 17 patients in the malignant phase of essential hypertension. Our initial objectives were: (1) to establish rigid criteria for selection of patients in order that comparisons would be valid; (2) to determine if it were possible to reverse the renal insufficiency so common in this disease; (3) to compare the results of adrenalectomy with the combined procedure of adrenalectomy and sympathectomy.
The criteria used in the selection of these patients were: a rapidly progressive hypertensive state, papilledema with hemorrhagic exudates, and the absence of any demonstrable primary etiology for
SAMUEL T. R. REVELL, FRANCIS J. BORGES, GEORGE H. YEAGER, JAMES G. ARNOLD, RICHARD I. AHLQUIST. SYMPATHO-ADRENAL SURGERY IN THE MALIGNANT PHASE OF ESSENTIAL HYPERTENSION(SYMPATHO-ADRENAL SURGERY IN THE MALIGNANT PHASE OF ESSENTIAL HYPERTENSION*). Ann Intern Med. 1954;41:50–69. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-41-1-50
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1954;41(1):50-69.
Adrenal Disorders, Cardiology, Coronary Risk Factors, Endocrine and Metabolism, Hypertension.
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