WILLIAM A. JEFFERS, F.A.C.P.; HAROLD A. ZINTEL, F.A.C.S.; A. GORMAN HILLS; JOSEPH H. HAFKENSCHIEL; STEPHEN B. LANGFELD; ALFRED M. SELLERS; CHARLES C. WOLFERTH, F.A.C.P.
It has now been four years since our first patient was submitted to adrenal resection and three years since the first report to this College.1 We are aware that it may well require more than 10 years of careful study before the merits of this type of surgical approach can be properly evaluated. Meanwhile, the need for less drastic and more effective means of altering the course of severe hypertension remains obvious.
As indicated previously,2, 3 our interest has become focused upon the effects of total or subtotal adrenal resection combined with a limited Adson-type sympathectomy. Our immediate objective
JEFFERS WA, ZINTEL HA, HILLS AG, HAFKENSCHIEL JH, LANGFELD SB, SELLERS AM, et al. FURTHER OBSERVATIONS ON PATIENTS WITH SEVERE HYPERTENSION SUBJECTED TO ADRENAL RESECTION AND SYMPATHECTOMY1. Ann Intern Med. ;41:221–231. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-41-2-221
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1954;41(2):221-231.
Adrenal Disorders, Cardiology, Coronary Risk Factors, Endocrine and Metabolism, Hypertension.
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