Bilateral inferior petrosal sinus sampling
- 1Department of Imaging, Division of Vascular Imaging and Interventions, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
- 2Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
- 3Department of Imaging, Division of NeuroInterventional Radiology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
- 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;
Contributors All authors made significant contribution to the submitted work, including conceiving the structure of the review and contributing to writing the material. All authors approve the final version for submission.
- Accepted 23 March 2011
- Published Online First 27 April 2011
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.
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Competing interests None.
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