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What is the meaning of slight thickening of limbs of adrenal glands on ct scan obtained for microhematuria in 53yo female
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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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Was told my craigslist scan saw what appears to be dentigerous cyst. Can this cause adrenal insufficiency? What's my next step?
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
CT scan shows multiple small tumors on 1 adrenal gland. Should I be concerned that there are seemingly " a lot" on one poor gland? Tests recommended?
Adrenal gland: There are various types (benign and malignant) of adrenal tumors. You need to see an endocrinologist to methodically evaluate this issue ...Read more
Incidental findings: By itself, nonspecific. It can mean there is hypertrophy (normal variant) or an adrenal mass which can be benign or malignant. These incidental findings can be anxiety provoking but it's always better to know. Options include follow up CT or abdominal MR. Given findings are mild, I wouldn't be surprised if CT is repeated, likely with IV contrast. Discuss with your primary doc and radiologist. ...Read more
CT scan shows nonspecific mild nodularity/thickening of medial left adrenal gland.Having MRI this week. Is this why I have pain there? all else normal
Unlikly cause o pain: It is very unlikely that you are experiencing pain from your adrenal gland. The adrenal gland sits at the top of the kidney and produced hormones. You can get bleeding into the gland which can be felt as pain, but that situation does not appear like nodular thickening. The follow-up MRI is used to exclude a mass as the cause of the thickening. ...Read more
Endocrinology. What specific blood test covers pit & hypothalmus, thymus adrenal glands.No acth allowed, scans wont be read anywhere in uk, need closure?
There are a: Multitude of tests that relate to the pituitary and hypothalamus plus the other endocrine glands -- but not the thymus, which is in a different body system. I don't know why your scans couldn't be read by someone in the uk. You need to discuss this with your doctors. ...Read more
Metastasis: Occasionally cancer from another part of the body will metastasize (spread) to one or even both of the adrenal glands. Among the common cancers that will sometimes spread in this way are renal cell carcinoma (kidney cancer), melanoma (a type of skin cancer), lung cancer, colorectal cancer, breast cancer and lymphoma (lymph node cancer). Considering tumor of lung or lymphoma as source of enlargment ...Read more
What does Non-Contrast appearance of liver, spleen, pancreas, and adrenals are remarkable mean on a CT Scan report?
?Un remarkable: Most likely it stated unremarkable. Non Contrast appearance simply means there was no DYE used in the study and the appearance of those organs look "stable" or Unremarkable. If they looked "remarkable" there would be more description as to how the looked remarkable, etc. best wishes. ...Read more
How likely is an adrenal tumour not found on CT scan or X-ray? My bloodwork indicates possible adrenal tumour and MRI is next step. Thks!
See below: An adrenal tumor would almost never be visible on an X-ray . Most adrenal nodules are easily visualized on CT scans (anything larger than a few mm) but may not be adequately characterized. Dedicated MRI of the adrenals provides the most information. Also, MRI doesn't use ionizing radiation (like X-ray and CT do). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ct scan said right lipid laden adrenal adenoma 1cm. Mri did not see any adrenal adenoma. Is this normal? Dr. Said to go with mri. Should i 2nd opinion
Adrenal lesion: If the ct is definitive for fat density and it is clearly an adenoma, further imaging is usually not indicated. I cannot make a diagnosis without the images. It may be that the lesion was not well seen on MRI given the small size. Mri is also incredibly sensitive to movement/breathing. An adenoma is benign, and would require no further imaging anyway. So there should be no cause for concern. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer