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What are the treatments for adrenal adenoma?

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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Michael Zadeh
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Dr. Evert Eriksson
Agreed. Also if it is large or increasing in size quickly it may also need removal.
Dr. Richard Orr
But if less than 4 cm and not functioning or radiographically suspicious - it can be followed with imaging and no surgery required unless there is growth. Small benign adenomas (incidentalomas) are common.
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In brief: Depends on size

Many times these are radiographically detected (by ultrasound, ct or mri).
If they are non-functional and below 4 cm, depending on age and symptoms, they may just be followed with serial imaging exams.

In brief: Depends on size

Many times these are radiographically detected (by ultrasound, ct or mri).
If they are non-functional and below 4 cm, depending on age and symptoms, they may just be followed with serial imaging exams.
Dr. Lester Thompson
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Dr. Richard Orr
Surgery - Oncology

In brief: Depends

If the adenoma is small (<4 - 6 cm), has no malignant features on ct or mri, and does not produce hormones - no treatment is required, just follow-up imaging to make sure it is not growing.
If large, potentially malignant, or producing hormones - it should be removed, preferably by a laparoscopic adrenalectomy.

In brief: Depends

If the adenoma is small (<4 - 6 cm), has no malignant features on ct or mri, and does not produce hormones - no treatment is required, just follow-up imaging to make sure it is not growing.
If large, potentially malignant, or producing hormones - it should be removed, preferably by a laparoscopic adrenalectomy.
Dr. Richard Orr
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