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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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
My ctscan gave an impression 2hch says consider left adrenal adenoma vs hyperplasia. Is this a serious matter?
Yes: It would be rare to have back pain from an adrenal adenoma, but any tumor of the adrenal that is large enough could produce back pain. Only patients with huge adrenal adenoma tumors have ever complained of back pain. Check with your doctor to investigate other causes for your back pain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Adrenal adenoma - could previously being on flovent hfa 110 mcg for a year or two have caused this? Or could stopping the med have caused it?
No: I. Do not think. There is any relation. ...Read more
I have a small adrenal adenoma found incidentally on a CT scan. Getting bloodwork for cortisone levels. Should i be concerned?
How should an adrenal adenoma be treated ? I had a submandibleand mixed tumor removed at dr's suggestion. Mother died of adrenal cancer
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
Diagnosed with adrenal adenoma. Can this cause restless leg syndrome? Seem to be restless all over, though, like an urge to run to shake it off.
In my recent ct results. 1.6cm renal adenoma(in previous ct it was adrenal adenoma)thickening of right adrenal and hepatic steatosis. prognosis?
?Typo: It sounds like there might be a typographical error in the report. An adrenal adenoma(which is benign) does not go away or turn into a renal adenoma. Moreover, a renal adenoma cannot be diagnosed by CT, it would require a biopsy to establish that. Have your doctor review the report for accuracy. ...Read more
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
I just had a CT for reevaluation of an adrenal adenoma. Test revealed it was unchanged. But report also said "Spleen is septated." What does that mean?
An: anatomic variation, nothing to be concerned about. ...Read more
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