Adrenalectomy
Anesthesia type
Airway
Lines and access
Monitors
Primary anesthetic considerations
Preoperative
Intraoperative
Postoperative


An adrenalectomy is a surgical procedure to remove one or both adrenal glands, and is typically performed to remove a hormone-secreting tumor. The anesthetic approach to this procedure varies depending on the hormones produced by the tumor. If the tumor is a pheochromocytoma, unique considerations for preoperative optimization and perioperative management are required (see excision of pheochromocytoma).

Preoperative management

Patient evaluation

System Considerations
Neurologic
Cardiovascular
Respiratory
Gastrointestinal
Hematologic
Renal
Endocrine
Other

Labs and studies

Operating room setup

Patient preparation and premedication

Regional and neuraxial techniques

Intraoperative management

Monitoring and access

Induction and airway management

Positioning

Maintenance and surgical considerations

Emergence

Postoperative management

Disposition

Pain management

Potential complications

Procedure variants

Variant 1 Variant 2
Unique considerations
Position
Surgical time
EBL
Postoperative disposition
Pain management
Potential complications

References