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How is an adrenal tumor diagnosed?

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
Imaging studies: Imaging studies (ct scan, mri, u/s) are used to diagnosed an adrenal tumor...Then you need lab tests to know if the tumor is producing hormones...
Dr. Lester Thompson
Pathology 33 years experience
Several methods: Imaging and serum hormone levels (stimulation tests included) must be combined with a tissue sampling to get a definitive diagnosis. Imaging is very good for particular tumors, but there is enough overlap radiographically, that a core needle or similar biopsy is required to get a definitive diagnosis -- especially if you are going to be followed (not operated on).
Dr. Richard Orr
Surgical Oncology 44 years experience
Blood test and CT: Blood tests to check for hormone excess production. A cat scan to look for adrenal enlargement.

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I have been diagnosed with adrenal tumors. What should I do?

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Type?? Functional??: More information, please. Need to know if it is making hormones or not. If so, which? Was this an incidental discovery or was your doctor looking for this?

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