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Bilateral inferior petrosal sinus sampling
  1. Amy R Deipolyi1,2,
  2. Joshua A Hirsch2,3,
  3. Rahmi Oklu1,2
  1. 1Department of Imaging, Division of Vascular Imaging and Interventions, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
  2. 2Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
  3. 3Department of Imaging, Division of NeuroInterventional Radiology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
  1. Correspondence to Rahmi Oklu, Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital, Department of Imaging, Division of Vascular Imaging and Interventions, 55 Fruit Street, 290 Gray/Bigelow, Boston, MA 02114, USA; roklu{at}partners.org

Abstract

Bilateral inferior petrosal sinus sampling, the gold standard assay in diagnosing pituitary secretion of adrenocorticotropic hormone in Cushing disease, is highly accurate and safe when performed by experienced interventionalists. We review the anatomic and technical considerations essential for safe and reliable practice.

  • Aneurysm
  • angiography
  • angioplasty
  • atherosclerosis
  • balloon
  • catheter
  • coil
  • embolic
  • guidewire
  • hemorrhage
  • history
  • intervention
  • meninges
  • MRI
  • posterior fossa
  • stent
  • stroke
  • subarachnoid
  • technique
  • thrombectomy
  • thrombolysis
  • tumor

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  • Competing interests None.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; internally peer reviewed.

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