Primary aldosteronism (PA) is the most common cause of secondary hypertension. The main aims of this paper were to review outcome after surgical versus medical treatment of PA and partial versus total adrenalectomy in patients with PA. Relevant medical literature from PubMed, the Cochrane Library and Embase OvidSP from 1985 to June 2014 was reviewed. Recommendations for treatment of PA are hampered by the lack of randomized trials, but support surgical resection of unilateral disease. Partial adrenalectomy may be an option in selected patients.
Authors: A. Muth, O. Ragnarsson, G. Johannsson, B. Wängberg
Keywords: surgical vs medical outcomes, adrenalectomy
DOI Number: 10.1002/bjs.9744 Publication Year: 2015
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