Medical treatment as an alternative to adrenalectomy in patients with aldosterone-producing adenomas.

@article{Karagiannis2008MedicalTA,
  title={Medical treatment as an alternative to adrenalectomy in patients with aldosterone-producing adenomas.},
  author={Asterios Karagiannis and Konstantinos Tziomalos and Anna I. Kakafika and Vasilios G Athyros and Faidon Harsoulis and Dimitri P. Mikhailidis},
  journal={Endocrine-related cancer},
  year={2008},
  volume={15 3},
  pages={693-700}
}
Primary aldosteronism (PA) and, in particular, its two commonest subtypes (i.e. idiopathic hyperaldosteronism (IHA) and aldosterone-producing adenoma (APA)) have been recognized as the most common cause of secondary hypertension. While 'conservative' medical treatment with aldosterone receptor antagonists is the therapeutic approach of choice in controlling blood pressure in patients with PA due to IHA, the more invasive (laparoscopic) adrenalectomy seems to be the most suitable therapy for… CONTINUE READING
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