Adenoma of the adrenal gland
Other Names for this Disease
- Adrenal adenoma
- Adrenal cortical adenoma
- Adrenal incidentaloma
- Adrenocortical adenoma
adrenal gland. Most do not cause any signs or symptoms and rarely require treatment. However, some may become "active" or "functioning" which means they produce hormones, often in excess of what the adrenal glands typically produce. High levels of these hormones can lead to complications, including primary aldosteronism, Cushing's syndrome and other medical conditions. Functioning adrenal adenomas may be treated with surgery and/or medications.Adenomas of the adrenal gland are non-cancerous (benign) tumors on the
Last updated: 11/24/2014
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- The Mayo Clinic has an information page titled "Benign Adrenal Tumors" on its Web site. Click on the link above to view this page.