Which tests are helpful in determining the appropriate therapy for hyperaldosteronism?

Updated: Feb 22, 2019
  • Author: Matthew R Alexander, MD, PhD; Chief Editor: Eric H Yang, MD  more...
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The appropriate therapy depends on the cause of excessive aldosterone production. A CT scan with dynamic protocol may help localize an adrenal mass, indicating adrenal adenoma, which may be a nonsecreting incidentaloma or a hypersecreting adenoma. If the results of the CT scan are inconclusive, adrenal venous sampling for aldosterone and cortisol levels should be performed


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