How are imaging studies used with postural stimulation to identify surgically correctable primary aldosteronism?

Updated: Mar 24, 2020
  • Author: Gabriel I Uwaifo, MD; Chief Editor: Romesh Khardori, MD, PhD, FACP  more...
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When abdominal computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans are combined with postural stimulation, the positive predictive value (PPV) of an abnormal postural test in predicting surgically correctable primary aldosteronism due to a single adenoma is 98%.


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