Last night I received an email from the surgeon in San Diego. I've been waiting on pins and needles for the past month. Here is part of what he had to say:
I believe that there may possibly be residual adrenal tissue on the left side in
the area of the prior adrenalectomy...
The tissue demonstrating increased enhancement on the scan ends just next to the
metal clips placed on the adrenal vein at the time of the surgery..
...this is a subtle finding...
I cannot guarantee that this is, in fact adrenal tissue and not nerve or lymph
He has asked permission to discuss the scan with his Interventional Radiology docs, who would actually be doing the procedure if (it's a big if) they agree with his findings.
As far as anyone knows this ablation procedure to "destroy" adrenal rest tissue has only been done once. It was done by these docs in San Diego and it was a success. We are more than willing to give it a shot and hope for the best.
For now, more waiting...but I'm hopeful again. If the IR docs give us an okay and insurance will authorize it we are ready to get on the next plane out.