Adrenal Insufficiency After Unilateral Adrenalectomy in Primary Aldosteronism: Long-Term Outcome and Clinical Impact


Primary aldosteronism (PA) represents a secondary form of arterial hypertension that can be cured by surgery. Evidence of adrenal insufficiency (AI) was recently found in patients with PA who had undergone unilateral adrenalectomy (uADX). We suggest performing postoperative ACTH stimulation tests in all patients who undergo unilateral adrenalectomy for PA.

Authors: Daniel A Heinrich, Christian Adolf, Finn Holler, Benjamin Lechner, Holger Schneider, Anna Riester, Nina Nirschl, Lisa Sturm, Xiao Wang, Roland Ladurner, Max Seidensticker, Martin Bidlingmaier, Felix Beuschlein, Martin Reincke
Keywords: adrenalectomy, adrenal insufficiency
DOI Number: 10.1210/jc.2019-00996      Publication Year: 2019

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