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Adrenalectomy

  • William J. White
  • C. Max Lang

Abstract

Adrenalectomy (L. ad, near; L. ren, kidney; and Gk. ektomē, excision) is the term used to denote the surgical removal of one or both adrenal glands.1 Removal of both of these glands causes severe physiologic changes which are often difficult to correct with replacement therapy. In clinical practice, therefore, bilateral adrenalectomy is rarely used except in cases of adrenal neoplasia.

Keywords

Adrenal Gland Adrenal Insufficiency Adrenal Medulla Adrenal Vein Bilateral Adrenalectomy 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1976

Authors and Affiliations

  • William J. White
  • C. Max Lang

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