What are the disadvantages of high-resolution CT studies 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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Moreover, high-resolution CT studies can actually be detrimental, because these scans often detect the hyperplasia accompanying adenomas and may result in a tendency to overdiagnose idiopathic adrenal hyperplasia (IAH). Similarly, because long-term adrenal hyperplasia is associated with pseudonodule and nodule formation, this radiographic picture may often be confused with the diagnosis of autonomous adenomas.


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