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Adrenal Gland Tumor Treatments


Laparoscopic Adrenalectomy

If the tumor is benign, it is removed. This procedure use small incisions and special instruments.

Sometimes, the adrenal glands are removed as a part of this process.


Prior to surgery, the high blood pressure will need to be brought under control, using:

  • First the medication phenoxybenzamine
  • Followed by beta-blocking antihypertensive agents

This may be used if the tumor is cancerous and has spread outside of the adrenal glands. It involves the use of:

Radiation may also be used. It is used to destroy blood vessels that may be feeding the tumor. This process is called ablation.

Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Copyright © 2022 EBSCO Publishing All rights reserved.

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