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Effect of body mass index on the location of the right adrenal vein in patients with primary aldosteronism.
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PMID:  22842543     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
BACKGROUND: Variable location of the orifice of the right adrenal vein appears to be associated with a poor success rate of sampling, especially in less experienced hands. We described the spectrum of the location of the right adrenal vein, and identified the relation of its location to body mass index in patients with primary aldosteronism. METHODS: and results: The study population consisted of 95 patients with primary aldosteronism who underwent adrenal venous sampling. On the basis of the anterior view of the right adrenal venogram, the cranio-caudal level of the orifice of right adrenal vein was determined relative to vertebral bodies and disks. In 93 (98%) of the 95 patients, the orifice was located at a level ranging from the upper segment of T11 to the upper segment of L1. In the remaining two patients, it was located at the level of the lower segment of T10. High body mass index was associated with the higher level of the orifice of right adrenal vein. CONCLUSION: Our data suggested that the location of the orifice of right adrenal vein was largely related to body mass index in patients with primary aldosteronism.
Toshitaka Iwasaki; Satoshi Kurisu; Naoya Mitsuba; Ken Ishibashi; Yoshihiro Dohi; Kenji Nishioka; Yasuki Kihara
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-7-27
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system : JRAAS     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1752-8976     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-7-30     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100971636     Medline TA:  J Renin Angiotensin Aldosterone Syst     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Hiroshima University Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Japan.
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