Adrenal

The Adrenal Glands are Endocrine organs that provide many important hormones. Occasionally, a tumor can develop which may secrete excess hormones. These tumors are usually benign, but can secrete excess Aldosterone, Cortisol, or Epinephrine/Norepinephrine (fight or flight hormones). The excess hormones can cause high blood pressure, electrolyte abnormalities, fatigue, weight gain, diabetes, and/or palpitations. Sometimes tumors grow quickly or appear suspicious for a cancer. If an Adrenal tumor is secreting excess hormone, is growing quickly, is over four centimeters, or appears suspicious
for cancer, it should be removed.

Adrenalectomy

Risks (All less than 1%)

Adrenal Surgery Visuals and Incision Photos