Venous angiography is needed to interpret inferior petrosal sinus and cavernous sinus sampling data for lateralizing adrenocorticotropin-secreting adenomas.

@article{Mamelak1996VenousAI,
  title={Venous angiography is needed to interpret inferior petrosal sinus and cavernous sinus sampling data for lateralizing adrenocorticotropin-secreting adenomas.},
  author={Adam N. Mamelak and Chris F Dowd and Jess Tyrrell and J. F. McDonald and CharlesB. Wilson},
  journal={The Journal of clinical endocrinology and metabolism},
  year={1996},
  volume={81 2},
  pages={
          475-81
        }
}
Bilateral simultaneous venous sampling of ACTH from the inferior petrosal sinus is a reliable test for diagnosing Cushing's disease, but is not reliable for lateralizing ACTH-secreting pituitary adenomas. We reviewed 23 consecutive patients with Cushing's disease who underwent venous angiography of the cavernous and inferior petrosal sinuses followed by bilateral simultaneous venous sampling of ACTH in the inferior petrosal and cavernous sinuses. Venous drainage was bilaterally symmetric in 14… CONTINUE READING
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