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ea0056p50 | Adrenal cortex (to include Cushing's) | ECE2018

Is the adrenal vein sampling the gold standard diagnostic test for the subtyping of primary aldosteronism?

Portilla Ana Jimenez , Ribas Elena Mena , Bennasar Antonia Barcelo , Ruitort Juan Manuel Martinez , Segurola Cristina Alvarez , Font Mercedes Noval , Barcelo Carlos Antich , Soler Guillermo Serra , Jimenez Inaki Arguelles , Povedano Santiago Tofe , Macazaga Vicente Pereg

Introduction: Primary aldosteronism (PA) is the most common cause of secondary hypertension (5–10%) and it is underdiagnosed. Less than 50% of patients with PA have hypokalemia. The tests for determinate subtype of PA are cross-sectional imaging (adrenal CT or MRI) and adrenal vein sampling (AVS). The AVS seems to be important to direct appropriate therapy and surgery is the preferred treatment for patients with unilateral disease.Material and metho...