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Can a adrenal adenoma stop functioning?

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Dr. Myron Arlen
Surgery - Oncology

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Myron Arlen
Dr. Myron Arlen
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Dr. Steven Bowers
Internal Medicine

In brief: Yes and no

Most adrenal adenomas are nonfunctioning.
However if an adenoma is functioning, i.e. Secreting excess of hormone, it will not usually stop functioning. Functioning tumors are usually removed surgically to prevent adverse affects of excess hormones, like cushing's disease and hyperaldosteronism.

In brief: Yes and no

Most adrenal adenomas are nonfunctioning.
However if an adenoma is functioning, i.e. Secreting excess of hormone, it will not usually stop functioning. Functioning tumors are usually removed surgically to prevent adverse affects of excess hormones, like cushing's disease and hyperaldosteronism.
Dr. Steven Bowers
Dr. Steven Bowers
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