A 25-year-old female asked:
5.7cc adrenal mass on u/s, ct scan normal. hypertension (180/110), deranged aldosterone &renin, fatigue, dizziness, headaches. do ct scans missthings?
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General Surgery 21 years experience
No: Ultrasounds are dependent on the operator, and a skilled sonographer can provide information as good as a CT scan. A CT scan can be misread, but the information will be there. You just need a second opinion on the same CT, especially if it is of the Abdomen and done in adrenal protocol. What you are describing is a functioning adrenal tumor. As such, if confirmed by CT, needs surgical attention
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Last updated Mar 12, 2020
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