Predicting factors related with uncured hypertension after retroperitoneal laparoscopic adrenalectomy for unilateral primary aldosteronism.
Although unilateral primary aldosteronism (PA) is the most common surgically correctable cause of hypertension, the cure rate varies widely. The predicting factors related to uncured hypertension are not completely established. This study was designed to determine predicting factors associated with resolution of hypertension after adrenalectomy for PA.The records of unilateral PA patients who had undergone retroperitoneal laparoscopic adrenalectomy were retrospectively reviewed from January 2010 to December 2017 in a single center. Patient demographics and preoperative factors were analyzed, including age, sex, smoking history, family history of hypertension, the presence of diabetes, body mass index (BMI), systolic blood pressure, diastolic blood pressure, biochemical results and tumor characteristics. Univariate and multivariate Logistic regression analysis were used for statistical assessment.126 patients with unilateral PA were enrolled, and the mean age at the time of surgery was 54.2 years. Of these patients, 74 (58.7%) were women, and the mean BMI and duration of hypertension were 26 kg/m and 61 months, respectively. Hypertension was cured in 46% patients, of the patients with uncured hypertension, 91% had improved control of hypertension. In univariate analysis, age (P = .03), BMI (P = .01), duration of hypertension >5 years (P = .03), preoperative antihypertensive agents>2 (P = .02), contralateral abnormalities (P = .03) were the main factors related to uncured hypertension after adrenalectomy. In multivariate regression analysis, uncured hypertension was independently associated with obesity (25.00-29.99: odds ratio [OR], 2.97, P < .02; ≥30: OR, 6.42, P < .01), duration of hypertension >5 years (OR, 6.25, P < .01), preoperative antihypertensive agents >2 (OR, 5.30, P < .001), and contralateral adrenal abnormalities (OR, 8.38, P < .01).The hypertension cure rate of unilateral adrenalectomy in PA is not high. Obesity, duration of hypertension >5 years, preoperative antihypertensive agents >2 and contralateral adrenal abnormalities were independently associated with uncured hypertension.
Publication Date: 2019-07-28 00:00:00