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Table 2 Maximum tumor diameters and computed tomography Hounsfield units of adrenal tumors in patients who had a unilateral adrenal tumor

From: Clinical characterization of patients with primary aldosteronism plus subclinical Cushing’s syndrome

 Study groupsP values of between-group comparisons
PA
(n = 41a)
SCS
(n = 12)
PASCSb
(n = 12c)
AlldPA vs.
PASCSe
SCS vs. PASCSePA vs. SCSe
Image characteristics
 MTD, cm1.3 ± 0.12.7 ± 0.22.7 ± 0.1<  0.0001<  0.001NS<  0.001
 Hounsfield number, HU2.5 ± 19.39.2 ± 19.811.3 ± 6.6NS   
  1. Values are expressed as mean ± SD or count (%)
  2. CT computed tomography, PA primary aldosteronism, SC subclinical Cushing’s syndrome, PASCS primary aldosteronism plus subclinical Cushing’s syndrome, MTD maximum tumor diameter, HU Hounsfield unit, SD standard deviation, NS not significant, SD standard deviation
  3. aThe numbers of patients who remained after the exclusion of the following patients who missed the maximum tumor diameter: 1 patient who had a unilateral adrenal tumor and 3 patients who had bilateral adrenal tumors
  4. bPatients with primary aldosteronism plus subclinical Cushing’s syndrome
  5. cThe numbers of patients who remained after the exclusion of 2 patients who had bilateral tumors and who missed the maximum tumor diameter
  6. dAnalyzed according to the one-way analysis of variance
  7. eBonferroni’s correction was applied to the p values from Student’s t-test or Fisher’s exact test in multiple comparisons between two groups
  8. A value of p <  0.05 was considered statistically significant