adrenalectomy

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adrenalectomy

[ə‚drēn·əl′ek·tə·mē]
(medicine)
Surgical removal of an adrenal gland.
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For patients with smaller lesions (less than 4 cm in diameter), watchful waiting is appropriate.[sup.1] Castillo and colleagues[sup.13] advocate laparoscopic adrenalectomies for this disease and they believed tumour size does not preclude the indications for laparoscopic approach even if it was greater than 5 cm.
With regard to adrenalectomies performed on the right side, no significant differences were found between the two groups except for patient age (TPA 40.79 [+ or -] 5.53 years versus PRA 50.22 [+ or -] 11.61 years; P = 0.002).
The effects of adrenalectomy in the psychic sphere of patients has been studied since adrenalectomies were more in number.