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Adrenal tumor

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Adrenal tumor: The term adrenal tumor or adrenal mass can refer to one of several benign and malignant neoplasms of the adrenal gland, several of which are notable for their tendency to overproduce endocrine hormones. Adrenal cancer specifically refers to malignant adrenal tumors, which include neuroblastoma, adrenocortical carcinoma, and a minority of adrenal pheochromocytomas. Most adrenal pheochromocytomas and all adrenocortical adenomas are benign tumors, which do not metastasize or invade nearby tissues, but which may still cause significant health problems by giving rise to hormonal imbalances.

  • also known as NĂ³dulo Adrenal, Adrenal Kitle

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Google previewConcise Dictionary of Modern Medicine (2010)

by Joseph Segen

pheochromocytomas, in particular, extraadrenal tumors adrenal medullary transplantation Brain graft surgery, see there adrenal tumor 1. Adrenocortical adenoma, see there 2. Adrenocortical adenocarcinoma, see there adrenalectomy ...

Google previewMosby's Pocket Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing & Health Professions - E-Book (2013)

by Mosby

It is performed to reduce the excessive secretion of adrenal hormones caused by an adrenal tumor or a malignancy of the breast or prostate. When both glands are removed, the maintenance dosage of steroids continues for life. Stress and ...

Google previewMosby's Medical Dictionary (2016)

by Mosby

It is performed to reduce the excessive secretion of adrenal hormones caused by an adrenal tumor or a malignancy of the breast or prostate. See also Addison's disease, Cushing's syndrome. n method: The incision is made under the twelfth ...

Google previewMosby's Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing & Health Professions (2016)

by Mosby

It is performed to reduce the excessive secretion of adrenal hormones caused by an adrenal tumor or a malignancy of the breast or prostate. See also Addison's disease, Cushing's syndrome. n method: The incision is made under the twelfth ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of the Neurological Sciences (2014)

Plasma ACTH Pituitary High Follow clinically; repeat PRN Adrenal tumor: Low MRI CT scan adrenals Microadenoma or nothing Macroadenoma IPSS Pituitary surgery >3:1 IPS:P <2:1 Gradient gradient Ectopic ACTH syndrome Cushing's ...

Google previewThe Dictionary of Modern Medicine (1992)

by J.C. Segen

normal testosterone, increased 17-ketosteroids, normal or increased pregnanetriol, Cushing's disease or neoplastic, eg adrenal tumor (carcinoma or virilizing adenoma, with increased 17-ketosteroids) IV) DRUGINDUCED HIESUTISM due ...

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