Adrenalectomy—Open Surgery
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Adrenalectomy—Open Surgery Usage

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Reasons for Procedure

Your adrenal gland may be removed if you have any of the following:

  • Adrenal cancer
  • Diseases of the adrenal gland, causing it to make too much of a hormone (eg, excess cortisol— Cushing's syndrome , excess aldosterone—Conn’s syndrome, or excess adrenaline— pheochromocytoma )
  • A large adrenal mass
  • An adrenal mass that cannot be identified with a needle biopsy
 
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