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Adrenalectomy: An adrenalectomy is the surgical removal of one or both adrenal glands.

Diseases And Conditions Treated: Adrenalectomy

These diseases and conditions may be treated with the surgical procedure Adrenalectomy:

  • High blood pressure from dysfunctional adrenal gland(s)
  • Benign adrenal gland tumor
  • Malignant (cancerous) adrenal gland tumor
  • Pheochromocytoma (adrenal gland medullary tumor, benign or malignant)
  • Cushing's syndrome
  • Enlarged adrenal gland

Non-Surgical Options: Adrenalectomy

These non-surgical medical options may be possible alternative treatments to performing Adrenalectomy:

Other Surgical Options: Adrenalectomy

Surgical procedure options to consider as an alternative for Adrenalectomy may include these surgeries:

Anesthetic Requirements for Adrenalectomy

These surgical anesthetic requirements for the procedure Adrenalectomy may include:

Procedure Complications: Adrenalectomy

Possible surgical complications of Adrenalectomy may include:

Prognosis for a Good Outcome: Adrenalectomy

The prognosis for a good medical outcome: The prognosis is good. Symptoms such as high blood pressure usually subside.

Adrenalectomy: Recovery Time

Recovery period for Adrenalectomy: Three to six weeks.

Descriptions of Adrenalectomy

Adrenalectomy: Surgical removal or resection of a portion of one or both adrenal glands in order to reduce excessive secretion of adrenal hormones.

Adrenalectomy: surgical removal of one or both adrenal glands
Source: WordNet 2.1

Adrenalectomy : excision of one (unilateral) or both (bilateral) of the adrenal glands; called also suprarenalectomy.
Source: CRISP

Adrenalectomy: Other Names

Other names for this medical surgical procedures (Adrenalectomy) include:

  • Adrenal gland removal

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