What are the Endocrine Society's clinical practice guidelines for the surgical care of congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH)?

Updated: Oct 06, 2020
  • Author: Thomas A Wilson, MD; Chief Editor: Sasigarn A Bowden, MD  more...
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The Endocrine Society's 2010 clinical practice guidelines note the following [7] :

  • Adrenalectomy should be avoided

  • Surgical reconstruction may not be necessary during the newborn period in mildly virilized girls but may be appropriate in severely virilized girls; it should be a single stage genital repair, performed by experienced surgeons

See Treatment and Medication for more detail.


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