Surgical Management of Adrenal Cysts

Lal, Tanmay G.; Kaulback, Kris R.; Bombonati, Alessandro; Palazzo, Juan P.; Brooke, Jeffrey R.; Weigel, Ronald J.
September 2003
American Surgeon;Sep2003, Vol. 69 Issue 9, p812
Academic Journal
Adrenal cysts are rare and are often found incidentally during abdominal imaging for another reason. We describe two cases of adrenal cysts, one of which was found to be a cystic pheochromocytoma. Most cystic pheochromocytomas are not diagnosed by urinary screening studies, and the first indication of a pheochromocytoma may be hemodynamic instability during resection. We review the literature on adrenal cysts and make recommendations for the management of cystic adrenal masses.


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