CT-guided Radiofrequency Ablation of an Aldosterone-secreting Primary Adrenal Tumor in a Surgically Unfit Patient

Stephen P. Johnson, Brian M. Bagrosky, Erica L. Mitchell, Robert C. McIntyre, Nicholas G. Grant

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Abstract

Because of the speed and efficiency of laparoscopic adrenalectomy, alternative surgical procedures for adrenal adenomas are uncommon. The present report outlines the case of a young patient with an adrenal adenoma causing Conn syndrome who was a poor candidate for surgical treatment. Computed tomography (CT)-guided radiofrequency ablation of the adenoma was performed with a paraspinal approach and injection of dextrose 5% in water. After successful ablation of the 1.8-cm × 1.2-cm mass according to imaging criteria, the patient's symptoms largely resolved.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1115-1117
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology
Volume19
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2008

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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