Adenoma of the adrenal gland
Other Names for this Disease
- Adrenal cortical adenoma
- Adrenal adenoma
- Adrenal incidentaloma
- Adrenocortical adenoma
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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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- André Lacroix, MD. Clinical presentation and evaluation of adrenocortical tumors. UpToDate. Jul 28, 2014;
- The Mayo Clinic has an information page titled "Benign Adrenal Tumors" on its Web site. Click on the link above to view this page.
- The Merck Manual for health care professionals provides information on Adenoma of the adrenal gland.
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