Wiebke Arlt, Katharina Lang, Alice J. Sitch, Anna S. Dietz, Yara Rhayem, Irina Bancos, Annette Feuchtinger, Vasileios Chortis, Lorna C. Gilligan, Philippe Ludwig, Anna Riester, Evelyn Asbach, Beverly A. Hughes, Donna M. O’Neil, Martin Bidlingmaier, Jeremy W. Tomlinson, Zaki K. Hassan-Smith, D. Aled Rees, Christian Adolf, Stefanie Hahner, Marcus Quinkler, Tanja Dekkers, Jaap Deinum, Michael Biehl, Brian G. Keevil, Cedric H.L. Shackleton, Jonathan J. Deeks, Axel K. Walch, Felix Beuschlein, Martin Reincke
CONSORT diagram visualizing the included patient and comparator groups and the performed diagnostic work-up.
After analysis of the results from the exploratory cohort, 46 patients were prospectively recruited with consecutive enrollment into the confirmatory cohort that underwent additional pre-and postoperative assessment of cortisol production. APA, unilateral aldosterone-producing adenoma; ACTH, adrenocorticotropic hormone; BAH, bilateral adrenal hyperplasia; HOMA-IR, homeostasis model assessment of insulin resistance.