adrenalectomy

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adrenalectomy

[ə‚drēn·əl′ek·tə·mē]
(medicine)
Surgical removal of an adrenal gland.
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Nevertheless, given the available imaging and biochemical findings, there was concern for malignant pheochromocytoma, and the patient ultimately underwent an open bilateral adrenalectomy and paracaval lymph node excision.
The primary treatment for CD was transsphenoidal pituitary surgery in 25 patients, pituitary radiotherapy in 6 patients, and bilateral adrenalectomy in 8 patients.
However, in certain situations it may be of importance as pathological conditions may develop in this ectopic tissue similar to those seen in normally situated glands, including hyperplasia and neoplasia.[sup.1] Compensatory functional hypertrophy of these tissues in patients who have undergone bilateral adrenalectomy due to pathologic adrenocorticotrophin hormone (ACTH) production may occur.
The retroperitoneal approach was considered to be associated with more direct access to the gland, avoidance of intraperitoneal organs, avoidance of adhesions in previously operated patients, and the ability to perform bilateral adrenalectomy without repositioning [15].
(7) In this case, the only treatment option is bilateral adrenalectomy or steroidogenesis inhibitors.