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Petrosal Sinus Sampling

"Petrosal Sinus Sampling" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

Sampling of blood levels of the adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) by withdrawal of blood from the inferior petrosal sinus. The inferior petrosal sinus arises from the cavernous sinus and runs to the internal jugular vein. Sampling of blood at this level is a valuable tool in the differential diagnosis of Cushing disease, Cushing syndrome, and other adrenocortical diseases.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Petrosal Sinus Sampling" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Petrosal Sinus Sampling" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 13 publications over 9 distinct years, with a maximum of 3 publications in 2012
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