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Adrenal incidentaloma: a case of carcinoma.

Authors
  • Ruotolo, Giovanni
  • Ambrosio, Maria Raffaella
  • Caroleo, Patrizia Rosa
  • Bonacci, Elvira
  • Condito, Anna Maria
  • Merante, Alfonso
  • Arcuri, Pierpaolo
  • Rocca, Bruno Jim
  • Palermo, Bianca Virginia
  • Palermo, Saverio
  • Gareri, Pietro
Type
Published Article
Journal
Clinical interventions in aging
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2010
Volume
5
Pages
31–35
Identifiers
PMID: 20396632
Source
Medline
Keywords
License
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Abstract

Adrenal incidentaloma (AI) is a term applied to an accidentally discovered adrenal mass on imaging performed for reasons unrelated to adrenal pathology. The widespread application of abdominal imaging procedure has resulted in an increased frequency of clinically silent adrenal masses. Although most AIs are nonfunctioning benign adenomas, a multidisciplinary approach with biochemical and radiological evaluation is needed to characterize these lesions and identify patients who are at high risk for hormonal or malignant evolution. Herein, we describe a case of a 69-year-old man with a pain at the base of right chest. On the basis of clinical evaluation, biochemical analysis, as well as imaging procedures, a diagnosis of right adrenocortical carcinoma was made. The patient underwent medical treatment.

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