Adenomas: Sometimes ‘safe to skip’ adrenal venous sampling

Surgeons find that, in primary aldosteronism with unilateral disease, imaging may suffice
Reuters Health Staff writer
model of the adrenal glands

In patients with primary aldosteronism and clearly visualised unilateral adenomas, confirmatory adrenal venous sampling (AVS) may not be required prior to surgery, researchers say.

US researchers studied 45 people with hyperaldosteronism with cross-sectional imaging and AVS data.