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The adrenal glands are one of the most common organs involved in metastatic disease. Metastases are the second most common type of adrenal mass, second only to adenomas. It is a frequent finding during autopsy with a reported rate as high as 27% in patients with known primary malignancy. Although several studies have found an increased survival in patients who undergo resection of solitary adrenal metastases the indications for adrenalectomy in cases of metastatic adrenal tumor remain controversial. Collinson et al reported an increased survival in patients with melanoma. Median survival was 16 months for patients who underwent adrenalectomy compared to 5 months for patients with documented adrenal metastases treated non surgically.
The aim of this study is to compare retrospectively in case and control study, performing adrenalectomy, open or laparoscopic, versus supportive treatment for patients with solitary adrenal gland metastases. The investigators will review charts of patients between January 1994 and November 2009 who had adrenal gland metastases. The variables the inevstigators will compare are mortality, morbidity, primary tumour sites, histological cell type, age, tumour size, presence of synchronous metastases, mean time from diagnosis of primary tumor to treatment of adrenal metastases, indication for adrenalectomy, partial versus total adrenalectomy, suspected versus confirmed metastatic disease.
Observational Model: Cohort, Time Perspective: Retrospective
Adrenal Gland Metastases
Active, not recruiting
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:13:15-0400
The study is designed to to assess the efficacy of ablative SBRT delivered with VMAT technique in oligometastatic patients affected by adrenal gland metastases.
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Conditions in which the production of adrenal CORTICOSTEROIDS falls below the requirement of the body. Adrenal insufficiency can be caused by defects in the ADRENAL GLANDS, the PITUITARY GLAND, or the HYPOTHALAMUS.
The inner portion of the adrenal gland. Derived from ECTODERM, adrenal medulla consists mainly of CHROMAFFIN CELLS that produces and stores a number of NEUROTRANSMITTERS, mainly adrenaline (EPINEPHRINE) and NOREPINEPHRINE. The activity of the adrenal medulla is regulated by the SYMPATHETIC NERVOUS SYSTEM.
A pair of glands located at the cranial pole of each of the two KIDNEYS. Each adrenal gland is composed of two distinct endocrine tissues with separate embryonic origins, the ADRENAL CORTEX producing STEROIDS and the ADRENAL MEDULLA producing NEUROTRANSMITTERS.
Tumors or cancer of the ADRENAL GLANDS.
Pathological processes of the ADRENAL GLANDS.
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