What are adrenal and parathyroid surgery?

Also known as: endocrine surgery, adrenalectomy, parathyroidectomy

Adrenal and parathyroid surgeries are two different forms of surgery related to the endocrine system. These surgeries may be needed to remove all or part of one or more of the adrenal or parathyroid glands. These surgeries may also remove a tumor or tissue from one of the glands. They are common treatments for cancer or other medical conditions that affect the glands.

Reviewed by: Alejandro Diaz, MD

This page was last updated on: 1/29/2019 3:21:13 PM

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