Removal of adrenal glands

Alternative names
Adrenal gland removal; Adrenalectomy

Definition

Adrenalectomy involves removal of one or more adrenal glands. The adrenal glands are part of the endocrine system and are located just above the kidneys.

see Adrenalectomy.

Johns Hopkins patient information

Last revised: December 4, 2012
by Amalia K. Gagarina, M.S., R.D.

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