An adrenal tumor is an abnormal growth on one or both adrenal glands. These relatively rare tumors are most often benign (noncancerous), but they can also be malignant (cancerous).
While many adrenal tumors don’t cause symptoms, some release excess hormones that may lead to symptoms such as high blood pressure, facial flushing, weight gain, headaches and palpitations.
Adrenal Tumors: Why Choose Johns Hopkins
- Our team has pioneered robotic and minimally invasive surgical techniques for treating adrenal tumors, requiring less downtime than more traditional surgical techniques. However, not all adrenal tumors are amenable to minimally invasive surgery. Experts at Johns Hopkins can help determine the best approach for you.
- We treat all types of adrenal tumors, including adrenal adenomas, adrenocortical carcinomas, aldosteronomas and pheochromocytomas.
- Our highly skilled surgeons have extensive experience evaluating and operating on and around the adrenal glands and kidneys.
- From initial consultation through treatment and post-surgery follow-up, you’ll receive friendly and focused care from each member of our team.