The adrenal glands are responsible for releasing different hormones. Adrenal gland disorders can be caused by variation in the production of hormones. Depletion of hormones produced by other organs also affects the function of adrenal glands. The adrenal glands produce various hormones that control many important functions in the body. These hormones include:
Symptoms associated with abnormal adrenal gland include pheochromocytomas, aldosterone-producing tumors, and cortisol-producing tumors.
The doctor diagnoses the condition and presence of tumors by performing special X-ray tests, CT scan, nuclear medicine scan, an MRI or selective venous sampling to locate the adrenal tumor.
Improper functioning and production of hormone cause adrenal gland disorder. Adrenal gland disorders occur when too much hormone is produced or when too little hormone is produced and include:
Laparoscopic Adrenalectomy is a minimally invasive surgical method to remove the affected adrenal gland along with the tumor. The surgeon initiates the procedure by administering a dose of anesthetic and makes few small incisions and inserts a laparoscope. A laparoscope is a long thin tube that has a camera attached to its end to view the internal organs as enlarged images through a monitor connected. After investigation few more incisions are made and other surgical tools are inserted to remove the malfunctioning adrenal gland from the body. The incisions are closed and sutured. Laparoscopic Adrenalectomy has several advantages including: