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I have 9mm nodule on my right adrenal gland. I also had a mibg scan done, what to do?

I have 9mm nodule on my right adrenal gland. I also had a mibg scan done, what to do?

Ask your doctor: Disposition depends on clinical symptoms and results of tests. Mibg scan shows functioning tumors such as pheochromocytoma .Symptoms of pheo include headache, sweating, palpitations, elevated blood pressure, anxiety.Nodule usually needs characterization by mri. Adrenocortical carcinoma can produce hormones with virilization and feminization.Some asymptomatic nodules followed such as benign adenoma. ...Read more

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I had cat scan showed I had a tumor on adrenal gland 5-6mm in size is that something to worry about?

I had cat scan showed I had a tumor on adrenal gland 5-6mm in size is that something to worry about?

Not to worry but: This size is not too large to be overtly concerned as incidental adrenal masses are common nowadays as more people are subjected to ct scans for various reasons. However, i don't think this should be ignored and you will need basic testing to make sure this "incidentaloma" is in fact the case and to rule out any "hyperactivity" coming from the adrenals such as excess aldosterone or cortisol. ...Read more

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They found a "spot" on my adrenal gland during a cat scan (for a completely separate issue). Should I be worried?

They found a "spot" on my adrenal gland during a cat scan (for a completely separate issue). Should I be worried?

Follow up on it!: Hi. That's called an adrenal incidentaloma because it was found incidentally looking for other stuff. It needs to be thoroughly evaluated to see if it's making any hormones (chiefly cortisol, aldosterone, epinephrine, or norepinephrine, but others possible too) and/or if it's a cancer. You'll need a good endocrinologist and a med center capable of all the diagnostic tests required. Good luck! ...Read more

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Was told my craigslist scan saw what appears to be dentigerous cyst. Can this cause adrenal insufficiency? What's my next step?

Was told my craigslist scan saw what appears to be dentigerous cyst. Can this cause adrenal insufficiency? What's my next step?

No relations : Dentigerous cysts involve cystic formation around an impacted or un erupted teeth and had no effect on the kidney functions.. ...Read more

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On CT scan for mcrc, the same left adrenal nodule is noted on both scans (august and sept one).does not mention size increase . Is this a met ?

On CT scan for mcrc, the same left adrenal nodule is noted on both scans (august and sept one).does not mention size increase . Is this a met ?

Hounsfield units: Hi. The radiologist, knowing there's an adrenal nodule, should have measured Hounsfield units on the non-contrasted CT. Hounsfield units are very helpful in predicting benign vs. malignant disease. The two CTs are 1 month apart; that is too soon to tell if the nodule is enlarging. Is MCRC metastatic colorectal CA? Acronyms can be misleading. We need to be sure what you're referring to. Good luck! ...Read more

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I have adrenal adenoma that have grown significantly over 3 ct scan in space of 18 months. Should this be removed. It's is 4.5 cm?

I have adrenal adenoma that have grown significantly over 3 ct scan in space of 18 months. Should this be removed. It's is 4.5 cm?

Likely, yes: Adrenal tumors are not uncommon, mostly they are benign. But any tumor which is growing steadily is suspect to be cancer and must be removed. A biopsy(CT guided) can be an alternative procedure if you want to make it a 2 step process. Your doctor must guide you further. Seek a second opinion if your doctor is procrastinating about what to do. ...Read more

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My friend has had a b/p of 190/110 and now is undergoing a CT scan for possible adrenal tumours. How can these be related? She is only 36 yrs

My friend has had a b/p of 190/110 and now is undergoing   a CT scan for possible  adrenal    tumours.  How  can these  be related? She is only 36 yrs

Evaluation: Adrenal conditions that can cause high blood pressures are primary hyperaldosteronism, cushing's syndrome and pheochromocytoma. Prior to doing the scan, we usually do blood and urine tests to confirm our suspicion rather than jumping directly to imaging studies. ...Read more

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Can person be born without gallbladder ? 48 yr old f had 2 CT scans say I have no g/b found cyst on adrenal gland is this dangerous

Can person be born without gallbladder ? 48 yr old  f  had 2 CT scans say I have no g/b  found cyst on adrenal gland is this dangerous

Yes and probably no.: About .09 percent of adults seem to have congenital absence of the gallbladder. Very important that this is known if you are evaluated for abdominal pain since not seeing the gallbladder can mean a scarred inflamed gb requiring removal. If the gb is absent and the surgeon doesn't know there can be severe damage done to the bile ducts during laparoscopic surgery for gb removal. ...Read more

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