Adrenocortical carcinoma: a diagnostic and treatment dilemma

Khan, Sheraz; Imtiaz, Komal E.
January 2009
British Journal of Hospital Medicine (17508460);Jan2009, Vol. 70 Issue 1, p46
Academic Journal
The article offers information on the treatment and diagnosis of adrenocortical carcinoma in Great Britain. Eventhough laparoscopic adrenalectomy is a proven standard for treating adrenal tumors, it is not indicated for a tumour of any size when invasion of surrounding tissues are clearly detected by preoperative imaging. When researchers evaluate the efficacy of laparoscopic adrenalectomy, they found that it should not be performed if there is any possibility of adrenocortical malignancy.


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