Critical size of residual adrenal tissue and recovery from impaired early postoperative adrenocortical function after subtotal bilateral adrenalectomy.


BACKGROUND Subtotal bilateral adrenalectomy may preserve adrenocortical function. Little is known about the early postoperative function of the adrenal remnant. METHOD In 10 patients with bilateral adrenal tumors (pheochromocytomas, adrenocortical nodular hyperplasia, and adrenal metastases), plasma adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH), serum cortisol, and… (More)


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