- May 19, 2020
- Posted by: Prof Dr Coşkun Şahin
- Category: Kidney Diseases
What is Adrenal Gland Tumor?
The adrenal glands are endocrine organs in the form of a triangle, 2 cm in size, at the upper pole of both kidneys. Their job is to produce certain hormones and balance the body. Tumors of this organ are not uncommon. It releases excess hormones, although some are benign. Some of them are cancer and they must be taken again.
The adrenal glands are yellow. They are on the upper side of both kidneys. They are 15 grams each.
What Are the Symptoms of Adrenal Gland Tumor?
Since they are usually small, they do not show any symptoms. If they do not make hormones, they are detected by chance during ultrasound or tomography. But if he is making hormones, hypertension crises, obesity, water and salt metabolism disorders are seen according to the hormone he makes.
What are the causes of adrenal gland tumor?
Often a certain factor is not blamed. Although it is seen at any age, it is more common after 50 years of age.
What Are the Risk Factors of Adrenal Gland Tumors?
Bilateral and hormone secretion, especially in pheochromocytoma, hypertension crises can be fatal.
What happens if the adrenal gland tumor isn’t treated?
If adrenal cancers are not treated, they can lead to death by metastasis. Or they can cause serious body balance disorders by making hormones even without cancer.
What should be done before the appointment of a doctor in the adrenal gland tumor?
If available, the examination and radiological imaging methods should be accompanied.
What are the methods of examination of the adrenal gland tumor?
It is the first ultrasound and blood analysis performed after physical examination in adrenal cancer. Mass can be skipped on ultrasound and MR or tomography is essential. Some hormone measurements are made in both blood and urine. Endocrinology consultation is done.
How to Perform Adrenal Gland Tumor Surgery?
Removal of laparoscopic adrenal glands is the most preferred method. Because the removed organ is small and comes out of a small discovery. Open surgery is also performed in large masses.
The appearance of adrenal mass in laparoscopic surgery