What are the risks of adrenal venous sampling 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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Risks

Adrenal venous sampling is not without risks. Adrenal and iliac venous thrombosis, adrenal hemorrhage, adrenal insufficiency, or even major venous hemorrhage due to transmural tears and catheter dislocations are among the potential complications.


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