adrenalectomy

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adrenalectomy

[ə‚drēn·əl′ek·tə·mē]
(medicine)
Surgical removal of an adrenal gland.
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Finally, complications associated with the underlying disease such as adrenal insufficiency in bilateral adrenalectomy or postoperative blood pressure disturbances in patients with pheo-chromocytoma should be expected.
If surgical cure of EAS is not possible (either because the primary cannot be found or it is inoperable), bilateral adrenalectomy should be considered (as it was done in two of the patients of this series), as severe hypercortisolaemia may have potentially lethal effects.
When EAS becomes chronic because the primary tumor cannot be located or resected, long-term treatment options include surgical bilateral adrenalectomy (7).
He had normal pituitary on MR imaging and underwent bilateral adrenalectomy.