"Given that these lesions are common, even if surgeons aren't treating adrenal tumors, they're certainly going to find some on imaging," says Neal E. Rowe, MD, FRCSC.
In this video, Neal E. Rowe, MD, FRCSC, shares final thoughts on the publication, “Diagnosis, management, and follow-up of the incidentally discovered adrenal mass: CUA Guideline Endorsed by the AUA,” and highlights a course at the American Urological Association (AUA) Annual Meeting that touches on these topics. Rowe is an assistant professor at the University of Ottawa in Canada and a panel chair for the guideline by the Canadian Urological Association.
I am hopeful that urologists and other clinicians will find these guidelines helpful. Given that these lesions are common, even if surgeons aren't treating adrenal tumors, they're certainly going to find some on imaging. Now we have a concise document that we hope will help clinicians work through these patients and participate in their evaluation and perhaps even their treatment. I will put a plug in that at the AUA annual meeting each year, we do have an instructional course on case-based management of adrenal tumors. We review some of the recommendations from the guideline, but we also go through some of the steps of surgical approach robotically and laparoscopically and clarify which patients benefit from surgery and which perhaps don't. So, if people are interested in that we certainly invite colleagues and trainees to join us for the course at the AUA this year.
This transcription has been edited for clarity.