BRUCE A. SCOGGINS, Ph.D.; CATHERINE J. ODDIE, M.Sc.; WILLIAM S. C. HARE, M.D.; JOHN P. COGHLAN, Ph.D.
A technique based on measurement of aldosterone in peripheral and left-adrenal venous plasma is described for the preoperative lateralisation of aldosterone-producing adenomas of the adrenal. It has been used in conjunction with adrenal phlebography. The procedure has been evaluated in 11 patients with primary aldosteronism; 10 were predicted accurately, 7 having an adenoma on the left, and 3 on the right. In the one patient about whom a decision could not be made, bilateral adrenal adenomas were found at surgery.
SCOGGINS BA, ODDIE CJ, HARE WSC, COGHLAN JP. Preoperative Lateralisation of Aldosterone-Producing Tumours in Primary Aldosteronism. Ann Intern Med. ;76:891–897. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-76-6-391
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1972;76(6):891-897.
Adrenal Disorders, Endocrine and Metabolism, Endocrine Cancer, Hematology/Oncology.
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