A 24-year-old member asked:
How is an adrenal tumor diagnosed?
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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...
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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).
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Surgical Oncology 44 years experience
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A 46-year-old member asked:
I have been diagnosed with adrenal tumors. What should I do?
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A Verified Doctoranswered
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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Last updated Sep 28, 2016
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