adrenal vein


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adrenal vein

The adrenal glands are supplied by three or more arteries on each side, but they are drained by only one right vein and one left vein. On the right, the adrenal vein empties into the inferior vena cava; on the left, the adrenal vein empties into the left renal vein. Synonym: suprarenal vein
See also: vein
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FNA biopsy, adrenal vein sampling, and biochemical testing
According to these criteria, the success rate for cannulation of the right adrenal vein at Greenslopes Hospital has remained =90% since 1999 (2).
31,32) Large adrenal carcinomas tend to invade the adrenal vein and inferior vena cava.
If there is an adrenal mass, adrenal vein sampling (AVS) should be tested.
The entire specimen was removed en bloc (Figure 2) consisting of diaphragm, right adrenal metastasis measuring 6 cm x 4 cm x 3 cm, a scant amount of normal adrenal tissue, the small patch of IVC and the right adrenal vein which was completely encased by tumor.
Radiological studies that aid the diagnosis of adrenal adenomas include contrast-enhanced CT, MRI and adrenal vein sampling of aldosterone levels.
To this end, adrenal vein sampling (AVS) is considered the gold standard test, although it may be technically difficult, especially in the catheterization of the right adrenal vein.