A 36-year-old female asked:
I have a small adrenal adenoma found incidentally on a ct scan. getting bloodwork for cortisone levels. should i be concerned?
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
Specializes in Endocrinology
No: It's common and most likely non functioning. Just complete the workup according to your doc recommendations.
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Radiology 29 years experience
Probably not: Benign tumors of the adrenal gland are common, and most have a typical appearance on ct. For patients getting a ct for reasons other than possible adrenal tumor, 1-5% had an incidental adrenal adenoma. Assuming the ct was correctly interpreted, it is likely nothing to worry about. If it is hormonally active, further evaluation would be indicated.
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Last updated Apr 22, 2013
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