Biopsia de una glándula suprarrenal

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Biopsia de una glándula suprarrenal

Las glándulas suprarrenales son glándulas endocrinas que están situadas inmediatamente sobre los riñones. Para practicar una biopsia suprarrenal se hace una incisión quirúrgica en el abdomen y se extrae una pequeña muestra de tejido, la cual es enviada al patólogo para que la examine. Por lo general, la biopsia se realiza cuando se encuentra un tumor o masa sospechosa en una o ambas glándulas suprarrenales.

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  • Last Reviewed on 10/24/2007
  • Robert A. Cowles, MD, Assistant Professor or Surgery, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, NY. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network.

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