Message Number: YG1068 | New FHL Archives Search
From: Mike Janke
Date: 2001-03-10 21:34:00 UTC
Subject: RE: Lupron

Is it possible that by using Lupron before an adrenal gland is a
problem, the reduction of pituitary stimulation of the adrenals
reduces the possibility of a tumor or hyperplasia developing?


--- In Ferret-Health-list@y..., ferrethealer@a... wrote:
> In a message dated 03/10/01 12:08:06 AM Eastern Standard Time,
> Ferret-Health-list@y... writes:
> << I have been
> suggesting using Lupron if only one gland is removed to protect
> and/or treat the remaining gland. >>
> In my understanding, lupron does nothing to prevent the growth of
tumors in
> the adrenal glands. This may be masking the signs of tumor
development and
> may result in delay of surgery until tumor size is quite large. So
I would
> probably be reluctant to do this in my own practice. JMO, of
> Dr. Ruth
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