When is unilateral subtotal adrenalectomy indicated in the surgical treatment of pheochromocytoma?

Updated: Aug 10, 2018
  • Author: Michael A Blake, MBBCh, MRCPI, FRCR; Chief Editor: George T Griffing, MD  more...
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A study by Scholten et al found that unilateral subtotal adrenalectomy is a feasible strategy in patients with MEN2 who have pheochromocytoma. It has comparable recurrence rates and less complications of steroid replacement compared with unilateral total adrenalectomy. [62]


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