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Bilateral adrenal hemorrhage after an open heart operation.

Authors
  • Ting, W
  • Nosher, J L
  • Scholz, P M
  • Spotnitz, A J
Type
Published Article
Journal
The Annals of Thoracic Surgery
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Aug 01, 1992
Volume
54
Issue
2
Pages
357–358
Identifiers
PMID: 1637233
Source
Medline
License
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Abstract

Bilateral adrenal hemorrhage and acute adrenal insufficiency were diagnosed after coronary bypass grafting in a 65-year-old man. The symptoms were nonspecific and easily mistaken for other postoperative complications. Diagnosis was based on finding of adrenal hemorrhage on computed tomogram and confirmed biochemically with an adrenal stimulation test. Corticosteroid therapy was curative.

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