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What is the difference between an adrenal adenoma and an adrenal myelolipoma?

What is the difference between an adrenal adenoma and an adrenal myelolipoma?

Different tumor type: An adrenal adenoma is just made up of adrenal cortical cells (the normal cells of the gland). A myelolipoma is composed of mature fat and bone marrow elements (also normal). This tumor has a very specific appearance by imaging -- and is usually not a functional tumor. It does not have to be removed, unless there are symptoms. ...Read more

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What are the differences between an adrenal adenoma, and an adrenal myelolipoma?

What are the differences between an adrenal adenoma, and an adrenal myelolipoma?

Both are benign: Myelolipoma is a fatty tumor. originates in the fat cell in the adrenal glands. They contain some hematopoietic ( blood forming cells) The adenoma is a benign tumor that originates in the gland portion of the adrenal tissue. The part that secretes hormones such as cortisol and sex hormones. MRI can tell which is which. Both are most commonly incidental findings. ...Read more

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Can adrenal myelolipomas cause rage? Need expert opinions!

Can adrenal myelolipomas cause rage? Need expert opinions!

No: Adrenal myelolipomas are benign and for the most part asymptomatic. They produce no hormones and are composed of fat and blood components. On rare occasions they can get large When producing symptoms, it is usually because they have become large, and are pressing on other organs or tissues nearby. They can then produce pressure symptoms or localized pain ...Read more

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Is adrenal burnout a bona fide condition? And what's the treatment for it?

Is adrenal burnout a bona fide  condition? And what's the treatment for it?

Semantics: Sounds like you've had different as to your q. Just wanted to point out the reason for the differing opinions is prob bc you used the word 'burn-out.' when ppl say burn-out, they refer to 'adrenal fatigue, ' which most mds agree does not exist. But if a dr thinks u r asking about adrenals not working, then yes, adrenal insufficiency does exist, but doesn't happen bc it burnt out/got tired. ...Read more

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What is the common treatment for adrenal disease?

What is the common treatment for adrenal disease?

Depends on which one: There are different adrenal diseases which include blocks in enzymatic pathways going from one hormone to another in the adrenal cortex; destruction of the cortex; tumors of the cortex, tumors of the adrenal medulla, etc. Depending on which disorder you are referring to, treatment is different. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for adrenal cancer?

What is the treatment for adrenal cancer?

Surgery: Primary adrenal cancer is rare and is generally treated by surgical removal of the lesion, unless it has already metastasized. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for cancer of the adrenal glands?

What is the treatment for cancer of the adrenal glands?

Surgical removal: Whenever possible, adrenal cell carcinoma is removed with an operation. This is feasible if the cancer is limited to the adrenal gland without spread to other parts of the body. If there is spread, or if the tumor is too large to be safely removed with an operation, there are limited chemotherapy options available. ...Read more

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Could you please describe healthful treatment for adrenal fatigue?

Could you please describe healthful treatment for adrenal fatigue?

Doesn't exist: There is no medical disorder such as adrenal fatigue. It is an internet myth that does not exist. Find something else to blame your symptoms on. ...Read more

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Is there a treatment or cure for having adrenal cancer?

Is there a treatment or cure for having adrenal cancer?

Depend on the stage: The main treatment for localized adrenal cancer is to remove the tumor. After surgery their might be a role for a treatment called mitotane that could help reduce the risk of relapse. For adrenal cancer that spread to other organs then chemotherapy plus mitotane is the main treatment. This is very rare cancer and best treated in consultation with expert team of doctors. ...Read more

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I need to know if there is a treatment or cure for adrenal cancer?

Surgery: Many but not all of these can be cured by complete surgical resection, provided the tumor has not spread. ...Read more