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January - March 2022, Volume 18, Issue 1
Actualities in medicine

Bacinschi XE, Anghel RM

Advances in Radiotherapy of Adrenal Gland Lesions

Acta Endo (Buc) 2022, 18 (1): 134-137
doi: 10.4183/aeb.2022.134

Primary adrenal tumors include a broad variety of lesions, from nonfunctioning incidentalomas to secreting adrenocortical adenomas including Aldosteronism, Cushing or androgen secreting lesions. Primary tumors can occur either in the cortex or the medulla of the adrenal glands, having different histopathological features and also different clinical appearances and treatment approaches. In addition, the adrenal glands can become distant metastatic sites of numerous primary malignancies. The first line of treatment in a broad variety of cases is surgery. After pathology results, in selected cases, apart the oncologic approach, radiotherapy could be an important therapeutic tool. In this paper we will discuss the role of radiotherapy in the treatment of adrenal gland lesions.

Keywords: adrenal lesions, radiotherapy, local response, SBRT, adrenalectomy

Correspondence: Xenia Elena Bacinschi MD, “Prof. Dr. Alexandru Trestioreanu” Oncological Institute, Dept. of Radiotherapy, 252 Fundeni Rd., Bucharest, 022328, Romania, E-mail: