Adrenal Tumors | Diagnosis & Treatment

How are adrenal tumors diagnosed?

The first step in treating your child is forming an accurate and complete diagnosis. Your child’s physician may order a number of different tests including:

What are the treatment options for adrenal tumors?

Treatment for your child's adrenal tumor will depend on the type of tumor your child has and whether it is malignant. Your child's doctor may recommend surgery, radiation or chemotherapy.


A drug treatment that aims to destroy or shrink cancer cells, may be given before or after surgery. Sometimes before removing a pheochromocytoma, your child’s physician may prescribe medicine to control high blood pressure medication to treat excessive hormone production in functioning tumors.