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Adrenal Venography as a Diagnostic Aid in Adrenocortical Assessment.

A. James Blair Jr., M.D., F.A.C.P.; Jose E. Yanez, M.D.; and Stewart R. Reuter, M.D.
Ann Intern Med. 1968;68(5):1143. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-68-5-1143_2
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A radiologic technique that would permit adequate and dependable visualization of the adrenal gland has long been sought. The recently established technique of adrenal venography would seem to fulfill these requirements; furthermore, it is safe, easily performed, and yields valuable information that cannot be obtained otherwise without surgical intervention. During the past year we have performed this procedure on 45 patients.

The procedure was most helpful in the delineation of adrenocortical hyperplasia and tumors. We have demonstrated bilateral adrenocortical hyperplasia in a case of hyperadrenocorticism that did not show adequate suppression during dexamethasone administration. Conversely, we have been able to


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