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Year : 2012  |  Volume : 16  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 706-712

Nuclear medicine imaging in the evaluation of endocrine hypertension


Department of Nuclear Medicine, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India

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Rakesh Kumar
E-81, Ansari Nagar (East), AIIMS Campus, New Delhi - 110 029
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/2230-8210.100655

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Endocrine hypertension forms a small (< 5%) but curable subset of patients with hypertension. Common endocrine causes of hypertension include pheochromocytoma, Cushing's syndrome, primary hyperaldosteronism, and thyroid disorders. Nuclear medicine imaging plays an important role in evaluation of patients with endocrine hypertension. It has established role in patients of pheochromocytoma/paraganglioma, Cushing's syndrome, aldosteronism, and thyroid disorders. We present a brief overview of role of nuclear medicine imaging in endocrine hypertension. Development of newer radiotracers might further broaden the role of nuclear medicine in these patients.


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