What are the Endocrine Society's guidelines for the surgical treatment 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.

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


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