What is the role of adrenal phlebography in the workup of primary aldosteronism?

Updated: Mar 24, 2020
  • Author: Gabriel I Uwaifo, MD; Chief Editor: Romesh Khardori, MD, PhD, FACP  more...
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This procedure had been attempted in the 1980s and aimed to invasively visualize the venous patterns encircling adrenocortical adenomas. The procedure has fallen into disrepute because of the risk of adrenal infarction and is no longer used.


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