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Can an adrenal tumor be detected on mri?

Can an adrenal tumor be detected on mri?

Usually: However, MRI is not always specific in determining cancer from benign. It cannot assess whether the adrenal tumor is producing hormones. This requires blood and/or urine tests. ...Read more

Dr. Richard Orr
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Adrenal Tumor (Definition)

The adrenal gland has a medullary center producing adrenaline like products and a cortex producing cortisone. Majority of lesions are asymptomatic represented by small adenomas that usually can be left behind. Cortical lesions can present as large pheochromocytomas that may be functional with severe hypertenision. Cortical tumors may ...Read more


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Are a pituitary and adrenal tumor related?

Are a pituitary and adrenal tumor related?

Sometimes: Cushing disease occurs when the pituitary gland produces a substance that causes both adrenal glands to secrete too much cortisol. This excess cortisol leads to a series of problems that may include diabetes, hypertension, obesity, fatigue, porr wound healing, and others. Treatment is usually directed at the pituitary tumor. ...Read more

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How can doctors tell if an adrenal tumor is benign or malignant?

Size and feature: Tumors > 6 CM are high risk for malignancy. Tumors 4-6 CM are in the gray zone (you need to look at other fearues as well). Tumors < 4 CM are less likely to be malignant. There are features on the imaging studies that can also help your physcian determine the likelihood of tumor malignancy potential (hounsfield units, contrast wash out...). ...Read more

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If you have an adrenal tumor, which hormone effects can you expect?

If you have an adrenal tumor, which hormone effects can you expect?

Depends: Depends on the adrenal cell line that is in a state of increased proliferation (neoplasia). Most commonly cushinoid and virlization features. Some cases of acth-dependent cushing's syndrome occur in a periodic or cyclical form, with intermittent and variable cortisol secretion, the symptoms and signs waxing and waning according to the active periods of the disease. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how masculine feature would appear in a women (virilization) due to a non-adrenal tumor?

Can you tell me how masculine feature would appear in a women (virilization) due to a non-adrenal tumor?

Arises from ovary: While most cases of virizilization arise in females developing a tumor of the adrenal gland, on occasion a lesion of the ovary can cause this situation Less than1% of all ovarian tumors. Are associated with virilization. Patients typically present with amenorrhea and rapidly worsening signs of virilization with or without mass effect and clitoromegaly, with male-pattern of alopecia. ...Read more

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Does adrenal tumor cause gout?

No: I am not aware of any association between gout and adrenal tumors and couldn't find a case in a brief pubmed search. ...Read more

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What is an adrenal tumor? Is it dangerous?

Adrenal tumor: The adrenal gland is above each kidney that helps regulate hormones for energy and metabolism. Tumors of the adrenal gland are commonly benign (non cancerous). These tumors can also rarely be metastatic tumors from lung cancer or rarely primary adrenal cancers. You should see your doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Why would a non-adrenal tumor cause masculine features in a woman?

Why would a non-adrenal tumor cause masculine features in a woman?

Depends on Location: The adrenal gland is only one of the organs involved in hormonal regulation in women. E.G. Pituitary gland, ovaries, etc also play a role. Therefore, a tumor in an organ that is responsible for hormonal regulation in a female's body can lead to development of masculine features. ...Read more

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What effect will having an adrenal tumor that produces a lot of estrogen have on a female's growth if left untreated?

What effect will having an adrenal tumor that produces a lot of estrogen have on a female's growth if left untreated?

Take it out: It needs to come out - really rare and potentially malignant. High estrogen levels still increases risk for other cancers, particularly breast and endometrial. Additionally, for the girl, sexual maturity comes quickly, growth will be stunted due to acceleration of growth plate maturity leading to premature closure. Infertiility and other problems. ...Read more

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Can a benign adrenal tumor cause weight gain?

Can a benign adrenal tumor cause weight gain?

Yes: A benign adrenal tumor means that it is not cancerous but that doesn't mean that it can't be a functioning tumor, that is, it can still produce excess hormone. If the excess hormone is cortisol, you can gain weight. ...Read more

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Is it more likely for a pituitary tumor and an adrenal tumor to develop together?

Is it more likely for a pituitary tumor and an adrenal tumor to develop together?

Can be.: Adrenal tumors and pituitary tumors can develop as part of a syndrome called multiple endocrine neoplasia (men) 1, which is caused by a mutation in a specific gene and is very rare. However, tumors in the parathyroid glands and pancreas, in addition to pituitary tumors, are most common, although a number of other organs may be affected. Thus, many symptoms are likely to be present. ...Read more

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What is causing very low levels of dhea shown in a blood test. I am 24 female. Adrenal tumor?

DHEA levels: Dhea is not a reliable measure of adrenal function independent of acth stimulation test where it's compared to other hormone levels before and after stimulation. If an adrenal tumor is of concern, a random dhea is unhelpful. If you have concerns regarding adrenal function or adrenal tumor, please consider consulting with an endocrinologist. ...Read more

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How is an adrenal tumor diagnosed?

How is an adrenal tumor diagnosed?

Imaging studies: Imaging studies (ct scan, mri, u/s) are used to diagnosed an adrenal tumor...Then you need lab tests to know if the tumor is producing hormones... ...Read more

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Should a 4.2 mm adrenal tumor be removed?

Should a 4.2 mm adrenal tumor be removed?

It depends.: First of all, I am assuming you mean a 4.2 centimeter tumor. If so, the first issue is to determine if this tumor is "functional", meaning that it secretes abnormal amounts of normal substances such as Epinephrine or steroids. If it is not functional, most people will watch tumors less than 4 CM and remove those larger than 6cm; the decision for those 4-6cm is often based on one's age and health. ...Read more

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What sort of problem is an adrenal tumor?

What sort of problem is an adrenal tumor?

Adrenal tumor: 1/1500 adrenal tumors can be cancerous (although very rare) so if you found an adrenal tumor, you need to see your doc to see 1)if it's producing any adrenal hormones or just non-functioning, 2)what's the size of the tumor and what's the likelihood it is cancerous or will turn cancerous (tumor > 6 CM very high risk) (i.E what's its charecteristics on ct scan, hounsfield units...). ...Read more

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Adrenal tumor: what symptoms would one have?

Adrenal tumor: what symptoms would one have?

Depends: This entirely depends on the type of tumor. If it is functional then you might have overproduction of cortical or medullary hormones, depending on location. If the tumor is destructive possible underproduction of hormones. Some tumors are metastatic from other cancers and some are just incidentally found. Therefore it's possible to also have no symptoms. ...Read more

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Which symptoms are signs of active adrenal tumor?

Variable: Pheochromocytomas produce Adrenalin like hormones: increased bp, anxiety, palpitations, etc. Conn disease: increased BP and weakness from low potassium, cushing: weight gain, hypertension, diabetes, bruising, hair growth. ...Read more

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Do adrenal tumor symptoms happen at any time of day?

Sometimes: The most common adrenal hormone is cortisol. This hormone has a "diurnal" or morning-evening variation. This variation is lost when there is a tumor producing this hormone, since a tumor is unchecked growth and therefore does not come under the usual control of other feedback methods. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Adrenal tumor?

Growth within gland: The adrenal gland has a medullary center producing adrenaline like products and a cortex producing cortisone. Majority of lesions are asymptomatic represented by small adenomas that usually can be left behind. Cortical lesions can present as large pheochromocytomas that may be functional with severe hypertenision. Cortical tumors may present with Cushings disease. ...Read more

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Abnormal for years imo. What are tests for adrenal tumor?

Hormones and CT: Tests for adrenal function: blood and urine tests for catecholamines (pheochromocytomas produce elevated BP and other symptoms), aldosterone blood levels (conn's syndrome produces elevated BP and low potassium blood levels) and cortisol levels (cushing syndrome). Ct may be useful if hormonal abnormalities are detected. If cushing's is strongly suspected, additional blood tests are required. ...Read more

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Please explain what are some symptoms of an adrenal tumor?

Depends: Adrenal tumors are of two major types, cortex and medullary tumors. Cortical cancers produce steroid hormones and medullary ones produce catecholemines. Medullar tumors produce high blood pressure where as symptoms of cortical tumors depend on the hormone produced. See this site for more info.

http://www. Endocrineweb. Com/endocrinology/your-adrenal-glands. ...Read more

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I have been diagnosed with adrenal tumors. What should I do?

I have been diagnosed with adrenal tumors. What should I do?

Type?? Functional??: More information, please. Need to know if it is making hormones or not. If so, which? Was this an incidental discovery or was your doctor looking for this? ...Read more

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When is it reasonable to demand the removal of an adrenal tumor?

Activity, Size: Any adrenal tumor that is producing excessive amounts of adrenal hormones requires treatment; this can be determined by a battery of blood and urine tests. If the tumor is "non-functioning" (as most are), removal is dependent upon size: those under 4cm can be watched; those over 6cm should be removed; for those "in the middle", it depends upon what it looks like by ct or MRI criteria. ...Read more

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I have a 16cm adrenal tumor and pain in my side and back. What can they do?

Surgery: Your tumor has to come out surgically. A work-up to determine which hormones your tumor may be making has to take place first. Knowing what it makes will be very helpful in terms of compensating medically for the hormones before it comes out. Best wishes for a quick recovery. ...Read more

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For those who have suffered from an adrenal tumor, can you explain the symptoms?

Need more info: The adrenal gland makes lots of different hormones. If a patient has a functioning adrenal tumor, symptoms depend on the type of hormone the tumor makes. Certain cancers metastasize to adrenals and do not make hormones. More information on the tumor you're referring to will be helpful. Thanks. ...Read more

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I have adrenal tumor. If left untreated, what effect will it have on my long-term health?

I have adrenal tumor. If left untreated, what effect will it have on my long-term health?

Depends: Depends on the size of the tumor and whether or not it's doing anything (producing any hormone). If the tumor is small and it is a non-functioning tumor, you might not have to do anything about it and can live a normal life with no effect on your life expectancy. There are many people who currently has an adrenal tumor and might not even know it. ...Read more

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I have an adrenal tumor on my right side, but I'm having pain in my side and back. Is this normal?

I have an adrenal tumor on my right side, but I'm having pain in my side and back. Is this normal?

Yes.: The adrenal glands are situated atop the kidneys, which are positioned against the back body wall on either side. One common symptom of adrenal tumors is flank pain, but they can also cause many other symptoms affecting multiple body systems because the adrenal glands play many roles in the regulation of important biological processes. If the pain worsens, changes, or moves, see your doctor. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with an adrenal tumor. My doctor says it's benign, but I'm having a lot of pain. Should I be worried?

Location: Most adrenal nodules are of benign nature and remain stable and non functioning, however they should be monitored on an interval based on size and location. Although you did not describe the nature and location of pain, you will need to discuss this further with your physician. Adrenal neoplasms can be dynamic and there is many cases reports of non secretory nodules becoming hornonally active. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Rash (Definition)

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