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What is meant by an adrenal blockade before surger?

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Dr. Joseph Mathews
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
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In brief: Depends

Sometimes, if there is concern for a particular tumor called a pheochromocytoma, which release adrenaline, then you will want to use drugs that block adrenaline to keep your blood pressure safe during the surgery.
Also, sometimes before a surgery you can embolize and block some of the blood flow going to the gland to make the surgery easier.

In brief: Depends

Sometimes, if there is concern for a particular tumor called a pheochromocytoma, which release adrenaline, then you will want to use drugs that block adrenaline to keep your blood pressure safe during the surgery.
Also, sometimes before a surgery you can embolize and block some of the blood flow going to the gland to make the surgery easier.
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