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What is meant by nodular thickening of the left adrenal gland related to hyperplasia without well defined nodule?

Size and location: The adrenal glands can increase in size due to hyperplasia (usually bilateral) or a tumor (adenoma or carcinoma). However, hyperplasia may give rise to a thickening of the gland by imaging. There is also nodular hyperplasia, which is often related to specific hormone production (cortisol, aldosterone, etc). Not sure if you are symptomatic. ...Read more

Nodule (Definition)

Any growth or deposit in the body or on its surface may be casually termed a nodule until its character is determined by the familiarity of the physician with it or by the results of a biopsy if it is not so obvious. The term is casual ...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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Can a 12mm left adrenal nodule and 9mm right adrenal nodule cause right side shoulder pain and cause mild upper thoracic scoliosis? Any correlations?

Can a 12mm left adrenal nodule and 9mm right adrenal nodule cause right side shoulder pain and cause mild upper thoracic scoliosis?  Any correlations?

Small adrenal: nodules will not cause shoulder pain or scoliosis. The vast majorityof incidentally discovered adrenal nodules are benign adenomas. Most of these have unique characteristics on MRI and CT and can be diagnosed without biopsy. If they cannot be characterized as benign adenomas, they are indeterminate and may need additional evaluation and follow up. Talk with your doctor about it. ...Read more

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I have an adrenal nodules 1.3 cm in my left adrenal and have rapid pulse sporadically that happens everyday and just feel not well, fatigue, back pain?

Adrenal nodules: You need a specific diagnosis of mechanism for your symptoms, these nodules are often seen incidentally on imaging studies,rarely they may secrete chemicals abnormally causing intermittent symptoms; go discuss promptly with a doctor and get some testing done. ...Read more

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Colon cancer pt. old ct- nodule on left adrenal gland. ( was not met). New ct- new adrenal nodule . Are these the same or diffetent ones, ?

Must compare CT's: The best way to tell if these are the same nodule or if this is a new nodule would be to have the radiologist or your oncologist compare the CT's side-by-side. It may be obvious that they are or are not the same nodule. If it is not obvious, then further testing may be necessary, perhaps even a biopsy of the nodule if it is worrisome. Good luck. ...Read more

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Ct revealed 12mm nodule in left and 9mm nodule in right adrenal glands (incidentalomas). Had MRI of adrenals no mass found. Is this very serious?

Ct revealed 12mm nodule in left and 9mm nodule in right adrenal glands (incidentalomas). Had MRI of adrenals no mass found. Is this very serious?

Speak with your doc: Adrenal gland nodules are very common and frequently are benign meaning they cause no harm. "incidentalomas" may have certain characteristics on an MRI that indicate they are benign. Additionally, blood tests may be warranted elucidate what type of nodule you have. This is nothing to worry about but definitely speak with your physician. ...Read more

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Ct revealed 12mm nodule in left and 9mm nodule in right adrenal glands in (incidentalomas). Had MRI of adrenals no mass found. Is this very serious?

Ct revealed 12mm nodule in left and 9mm nodule in right adrenal glands in (incidentalomas). Had MRI of adrenals no mass found. Is this very serious?

Incidentalomas: So they were present on the ct, but not present on the mri? These scanning techniques are sooooo sensitive, they pick up these tiny "warts" in glands, which often have no significance. This is probably nothing, but talk to your doctor. Assuming these things are not secreting any hormones, your doc may want to get another picture in 1 yr to make sure they are not growing. ...Read more

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CT revealed 9mm nodule on left adrenal gland, measures 30 HU on precontrast study. What does this mean? 28yrs old,5'8 130lbs, sudden high BP,headaches

DEPEND ON BLOOD WORK: the CT scan showing adrenal mass 9 mm, most likely benign with this size, and this kind of resolution. the major question, specially with a history of hypertension, and headache, if you are having a functional tumor, like hormone producing tumor or not, like pheochromocytoma. the only way to know that is by blood test. good luck ...Read more

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I have a 1.3 nodule on left adrenal gland, i have sporadically rapid pulse, high blood pressure,fatigue, feeling unwell, visual disturbances , extreme pain all over .had thyroidectomy and parathyroidectomy ,?

I have a 1.3 nodule on left adrenal gland, i have sporadically rapid pulse, high blood pressure,fatigue, feeling unwell, visual disturbances , extreme pain all over .had thyroidectomy and parathyroidectomy ,?

Endocrine consult: This finding and your symptoms could represent a Pheochromoctroma which should be removed if present. There are blood test that would suggest the likelihood of this problem. It is important that this be worked up. Seek endocrinology consultation. ...Read more