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Donlon, PT,Fallahi, H,Beard, WL,Shahzad, A,Heflin, L,Cox, W,Bloomberg, B,Lillic, JD,Ganta, CK,O'Sullivan, GJ,Ruvio, G,O'Shea, PM,O'Halloran, M,Prakash, P,Dennedy, MC
2019
January
International Journal Of Hyperthermia
Using microwave thermal ablation to develop a subtotal, cortical-sparing approach to the management of primary aldosteronism
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Adrenal primary aldosteronism microwave thermal ablation hypertension adrenocortical function RADIOFREQUENCY ABLATION LAPAROSCOPIC ADRENALECTOMY CLINICAL-OUTCOMES ADENOMA EXPRESSION MUTATIONS CORTEX AGE
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Objective: To investigate the feasibility and efficacy of localized, subtotal, cortical-sparing microwave thermal ablation (MTA) as a potential curative management for primary aldosteronism. The study investigated with equal importance the selected ablation of small volumes of adrenal cortex while sparing adjacent cortex. Method: An in-vivo study was carried out in swine (n = 8) where MTA was applied under direct visualization, to the adrenal glands at 45 W or 70 W for 60 s, using a lateral, side-firing probe and a non-penetrative approach. Animals were survived for 48 h post-procedurally. Animals were investigated for markers of histological, immunohistochemical and biochemical evidence of adrenal function and adrenal damage by assessing samples drawn intra-operatively and at the time of euthanasia. Results: Selected MTA (70 W for 60 s) successfully ablated small adrenocortical volumes (similar to 0.8 cm(3)) characterized by coagulative necrosis and abnormal expression of functional markers (CYP11B1 and CYP17). Non-ablated, adjacent cortex was not affected and preserved normal expression of functional markers, without increased expression of markers of heat damage (HSP-70 and HMGB-1). Limited adrenal medullary damage was demonstrated histologically, clinically and biochemically. Conclusion: MTA offers potential as an efficient methodology for delivering targeted subtotal cortical-sparing adrenal ablation. Image-guided targeted MTA may also represent a safe future modality for curative management of PA, in the setting of both unilateral and bilateral disease.
10.1080/02656736.2019.1650205
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