Primary adrenal tumors account for < 2% and about 0.2% of canine and feline neoplasia, respectively. 1 Adrenalectomy has been associated with an overall favorable long-term outcome regardless of the benign or malignant nature of
ultrasonographic or CT images.
The next day, left adrenalectomy and excision of the mast cell tumor on the right lateral aspect of the abdominal region were performed; no complications occurred during surgery. The right adrenal gland appeared enlarged, but no
Adrenalectomy is the treatment of choice for adrenal tumors in canines. 1 – 4 Surgical treatment of unilateral adrenal gland tumors has been well described in the veterinary literature, and unilateral laparoscopic adrenalectomy
Adrenalectomy is indicated for the resection of a variety of neoplastic lesions in dogs. 1–6 Traditionally, adrenal tumors have been resected either through an open ventral celiotomy approach or a paracostal approach, both of which have
postadrenalectomy hypoadrenocortical state. Serum biochemical panels at 1, 2, 6, 10, 18, and 26 weeks after surgery demonstrated resolution of the hypophosphatemia and hypokalemia. Serum aldosterone concentrations were not measured again after adrenalectomy, but
CCK-8 given IP at a dose of 40 μg/kg results in maximum Fos-LI in the myenteric and DVC neurons. Therefore, the purpose of the study reported here was to investigate the effect of adrenalectomy on CCK-8–induced Fos-LI in myenteric neurons and the DVC
adrenalectomy is the treatment of choice when the tumor appears resectable. 14–16
Adrenalectomy is associated with a high perioperative mortality rate in dogs, but patients surviving to discharge achieve good long-term outcome with a median survival time > 10
Laparoscopic adrenalectomy (LA) has been established as a safe and effective alternative to open celiotomy for resection of adrenocortical tumors and pheochromocytomas in dogs with modestly sized adrenal masses that do not invade
secreting, which may lead to clinical signs of hyperadrenocorticism. 1,2,6 For dogs with clinical signs attributable to an adrenal gland tumor, adrenalectomy is the gold-standard treatment. 1–6
Invasion of the caudal vena cava by adrenal gland tumors has
diagnosed as an incidental finding.
Adrenalectomy reportedly has an overall complication rate as high as 51%. 1,5–7 The most common complications associated with adrenalectomy reported in dogs include postoperative adrenal gland insufficiency, pulmonary