Carcinoma of the Prostate — Adrenalectomy and Hypophysectomy
Today we must ask ourselves whatever happened to adrenalectomy and hypophysectomy for carcinoma of the prostate. Those of us who are old enough, will remember the busy days, 20 years ago, when we took adrenals out for carcinoma of the breast and prostate, and when that did not work, we would refer the patient for removal of the pituitary by one method or another. Today, we have altogether stopped taking out the adrenals, and we refer the patient for hypophysectomy less and less often. But it is timely to think why, especially since there appears to be a new vogue of treatment by ‘medical adrenalectomy’ about to be launched upon us.
KeywordsBilateral Adrenalectomy Occasional Patient Advance Prostatic Carcinoma Trans Sphenoid Approach Subjective Relief
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