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Adrenal Surgery (Adrenalectomy) (Fraser Health) [English] Permalink Public

Patient education when having surgery to remove adrenal gland(s). Adrenal glands are two small organs. Each one sits above each kidney, they produce hormones that affect your body in many ways (such as stress hormones and hormones that help control blood pressure and water balance in the body). An adrenal gland is usually removed because of a growth (tumour) that could be cancer or not (benign).Replaces catalogue #265482 (English) Black & White

Catalogue Number:
Body Location:
  • Kidneys and Urinary System
Disorders and Conditions:
  • Kidney (Renal) Diseases and Conditions
  • Kidney,
  • Recovery,
  • Cancer,
  • Post-op,
  • Gland,
  • Adrenalectomy,
  • Surgeon,
  • Adrenal,
  • Insufficiency,
  • Addison,
  • Adrenalin
  • Adults
  • Medicine,
  • Surgical Services
Revision Date:
January 12, 2021
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Images: © Fraser Health and courtesy of Calgary Health
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