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.
A pituitary tumor . Can produce excess acth, which in turn makes the adrenal enlarge, and excess cortisol can be produced.

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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...
Rare but can happen. Especially if there is a family history of ovarian/endocrine malignancies as there maybe an underlying genetic mutation such as p53 gene mutation or carney complex. Suggest you seek a genetic and endocrine evaluation. Read more...

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...

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...

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...
May not or may. Rumors cause gout usually when the therapy destroys a multitude of cancer cells like circulating lymphocytes . If the adrenal tumor causes gout it may depend on how it effects metabolism and removal of uric acid. I am not certain how an adrenal tumor might do that, but it may depend on what type of adrenal tumor you have. Yours may not be responsible for you gout. Read more...

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...

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...
Most are benign. Fortunately most adrenal tumors are benign. Work-up for adrenal tumors includes hormone checks to see if the trumor is producing abnormal amounts of hormones, the size of the tumor (less than 4 CM is almost always ok) and radiographic characteristics. Needle biopsies of adrenal masses are rarely helpful unless they are used to rule out metastases (from lung cancer, etc.). Read more...
Clinical picture. I agree with dr orr. A cancerous adrenal tumor looks different, and it will act differently (grows rapidly or produce excessive amounts of hormones). If these features are present, your dr may rec eval by a surgeon for removal- a pathologist can tell you if it was cancer after looking at the surgical specimen. Read more...

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

Depends. Most adrenal tumors are non-functioning, so they don't produce any excess hormone and you wouldn't have any hormonal effect from it. However, if the tumor is a hormone-producing tumor, it can produce any of the 4 hormones from the adrenal gland: cortisol, catecholamines (adrenaline), aldsoterone, and dhea-s. Read more...
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...

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...