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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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Dr. Murthy Andavolu
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Adenoma (Definition)

Adenoma is a term for a harmless tumor of gland tissue, including glands found in the intestines, kidney, ...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 a adrenal adenoma stop functioning?

Can a adrenal adenoma stop functioning?

No: An adrenal adenoma is a benign tumor of the adrenal gland. It typically causes no complications. Someimes these tumors become "active" or "functioning" producing hormones, often in excess of what the adrenal glands typically produce. This excess of hormones can cause primary aldosteronism, Cushing's syndrome and other medical conditions. They do not stop hormone production.once functional. ...Read more

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How do you diagnose an adrenal adenoma?

How do you diagnose an adrenal adenoma?

Blood ; urine tests: Adrenal masses should very rarely be biopsied. Pheochromocytoma, an adrnealine producing tumor, must always be excluded prior to biopsy. Adrenal masses are diagnosed by imaging (ct and mri) blood and urine test. Biopsy is probably only indicated in patients with known history of cancer and suspicion for metastasis to adrenal. ...Read more

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Which symptoms of an adrenal adenoma would be considered an emergency?

Rare to have Emergen: This is often a silent growth, that is why it is found incidentally and is called an incidentaloma. If it makes hormones it may produce execess of hormones that can increase BP. So undiagnosed high BP may be its only manifest effect. But high BP is often also silent. ...Read more

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My ctscan gave an impression 2hch says consider left adrenal adenoma vs hyperplasia. Is this a serious matter?

Possibly: If the adrenal tissue is functioning and producing excess hormone you may develop cushing's disease. This reading, however, is a radiologic issue, and may not be reflected in functional issues. You should discuss this with the doctor who ordered the study. Good luck. ...Read more

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What are the treatments for adrenal adenoma?

Removal: If it is determined that the adrenal adenoma is a functioning one then treatment is removal of the affected adrenal gland. This is usually done laparoscopically. ...Read more

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Adrenal adenoma is this cancer?

Adrenal adenoma is this cancer?

No: An adrenal adenoma is a benign lesion and are often small (several cms.) the larger the adrenal lesion, the higher the probability of a cancer being present. Some lesions may need to be surgically removed to definitively ascertain that there is no cancer. ...Read more

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