What is Adrenalectomy?

Category: Surgeries

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Adrenalectomy is the surgical removal of one or both adrenal glands. Adrenalectomy is usually advised for patients with tumors of the adrenal glands. Adrenal gland tumors may be malignant or benign, but all typically excrete excessive amounts of one or more hormones.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Benign adrenal tumor 2 0
Renal cell cancer 2 1
Adenocarcinoma (non-small cell lung cancer) 1 1
Cushing's syndrome 1 0
Pheochromocytoma 1 1

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 0
Mild 0
None 2

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Adrenalectomy

Side effect Patients

Duration

Stopped having Adrenalectomy

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 6
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 1
Usually 0
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 1
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 1
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 0
Not at all hard to take 1
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 1
Not specified 1
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Adrenalectomy.