Get 20M+ Full-Text Papers For Less Than $1.50/day. Start a 14-Day Trial for You and Your Team.

Learn More →

Adrenalectomy for Severe Hypertension: A Follow-Up Report

Adrenalectomy for Severe Hypertension: A Follow-Up Report Abstract In 1954 a report was published describing bilateral adrenalectomy for patients with severe hypertension.1,2 These operations were performed in what now can be termed the "pre-drug era," when the effectiveness of hypotensive drugs was not established. Consequently, the follow-up studies are made on a group of nine patients whose postoperative period is now four to six and one-half years. Obviously, when drugs became available, adrenalectomy was abandoned because one must induce hypoadrenalism to accomplish surgical relief by adrenalectomy. The hypoadrenalism is a major illness in itself, and the operation must not be used except for patients with severe hypertension whose tension is uncontrollable by other means. A few patients were subjected to bilateral adrenalectomy in the "post-drug era" when the drugs failed to invoke a desirable lowering of the blood pressure, but the surgical results were not good because most of the patients were too ill then to tolerate References 1. Bowers, R. F.: Bilateral Adrenalectomy for Severe Hypertension , J. A. M. A. 154:394-397 ( (Jan. 30) ) 1954.Crossref 2. Bowers, R. F.; Knox, F. H., Jr., and Gendel, B. R.: Adrenalectomy for Hypertension: Advantages of the Anterior Abdominal Approach , Surgery 34:664-671 ( (Oct.) ) 1953. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png A.M.A. Archives Surgery American Medical Association

Adrenalectomy for Severe Hypertension: A Follow-Up Report

Loading next page...
 
/lp/american-medical-association/adrenalectomy-for-severe-hypertension-a-follow-up-report-NzIdLYh1fR
Publisher
American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright © 1958 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
ISSN
0096-6908
DOI
10.1001/archsurg.1958.01290040047005
Publisher site
See Article on Publisher Site

Abstract

Abstract In 1954 a report was published describing bilateral adrenalectomy for patients with severe hypertension.1,2 These operations were performed in what now can be termed the "pre-drug era," when the effectiveness of hypotensive drugs was not established. Consequently, the follow-up studies are made on a group of nine patients whose postoperative period is now four to six and one-half years. Obviously, when drugs became available, adrenalectomy was abandoned because one must induce hypoadrenalism to accomplish surgical relief by adrenalectomy. The hypoadrenalism is a major illness in itself, and the operation must not be used except for patients with severe hypertension whose tension is uncontrollable by other means. A few patients were subjected to bilateral adrenalectomy in the "post-drug era" when the drugs failed to invoke a desirable lowering of the blood pressure, but the surgical results were not good because most of the patients were too ill then to tolerate References 1. Bowers, R. F.: Bilateral Adrenalectomy for Severe Hypertension , J. A. M. A. 154:394-397 ( (Jan. 30) ) 1954.Crossref 2. Bowers, R. F.; Knox, F. H., Jr., and Gendel, B. R.: Adrenalectomy for Hypertension: Advantages of the Anterior Abdominal Approach , Surgery 34:664-671 ( (Oct.) ) 1953.

Journal

A.M.A. Archives SurgeryAmerican Medical Association

Published: Nov 1, 1958

References

You’re reading a free preview. Subscribe to read the entire article.


DeepDyve is your
personal research library

It’s your single place to instantly
discover and read the research
that matters to you.

Enjoy affordable access to
over 18 million articles from more than
15,000 peer-reviewed journals.

All for just $49/month

Explore the DeepDyve Library

Search

Query the DeepDyve database, plus search all of PubMed and Google Scholar seamlessly

Organize

Save any article or search result from DeepDyve, PubMed, and Google Scholar... all in one place.

Access

Get unlimited, online access to over 18 million full-text articles from more than 15,000 scientific journals.

Your journals are on DeepDyve

Read from thousands of the leading scholarly journals from SpringerNature, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford University Press and more.

All the latest content is available, no embargo periods.

See the journals in your area

DeepDyve

Freelancer

DeepDyve

Pro

Price

FREE

$49/month
$499/year

Save searches from
Google Scholar,
PubMed

Create folders to
organize your research

Export folders, citations

Read DeepDyve articles

Abstract access only

Unlimited access to over
18 million full-text articles

Print

20 pages / month