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ea0037ep77 | Adrenal cortex | ECE2015

Prevalence of neoplasms in patients with primary aldosteronism

Lang Katharina , Weber Katrin , Quinkler Marcus , Dietz Anna , Wallaschofski Henri , Hannemann Anke , Vonend Oliver , Willenberg Holger , Reincke Martin , Allolio Bruno , Hahner Stefanie

Context: Primary aldosteronism (PA) is the most common cause of secondary hypertension. Aldosterone excess can cause oxidative stress and respectively DNA damage in vitro and in vivo and increased levels of oxidative stress have been demonstrated in PA patients. Single case reports describe a coincidence of PA with renal cell carcinoma (RCC) and other tumours. However, so far no data on the prevalence of benign and malignant neoplasms in patients with PA exis...

ea0037ep66 | Adrenal cortex | ECE2015

Clinical significance of contralateral adrenal suppression during adrenal vein sampling in primary aldosteronism

Monticone Silvia , Satoh Fumitoshi , Viola Andrea , Fischer Eveline , Vonend Oliver , Bernini Giampaolo , Quinkler Marcus , Giacchetti Gilberta , Morimoto Ryo , Willemberg Holger , Maccario Mauro , Veglio Franco , Ito Sadayoshi , Reincke Martin , Mulatero Paolo

Objective: Adrenal vein sampling (AVS) is recognised by Endocrine Society guidelines as the only reliable mean to distinguish between aldosterone producing adenomas and bilateral adrenal hyperplasia, the two most common subtypes of primary aldosteronism (PA). However, AVS protocols are not standardised and vary between centres. The objective of the present study was to assess whether the presence or absence of contralateral adrenal (CL) suppression has an impact on the postope...

ea0032p8 | Adrenal cortex | ECE2013

Plasma metanephrine for assessing the selectivity of adrenal venous sampling

Dekkers Tanja , Deinum Jaap , Kool Leo Schultze , Blondin Dirk , Vonend Oliver , Hermus Ad , Peitzsch Mirko , Rump Lars , Antoch Gerald , Sweep Fred , Lenders Jacques , Bornstein Stefan , Willenberg Holger , Eisenhofer Graeme

Context: More reliable parameters than cortisol are needed for assessing correct catheter positioning during adrenal vein sampling (AVS). Plasma metanephrine represents one such alternative.Objective: To determine the utility of adrenal venous (AV) plasma concentrations of metanephrine to establish correct catheter positioning during AVS.Design and methods: We included 86 AVS procedures: 52 ACTH-stimulated and 34 non-stimulated seq...