incidentaloma

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incidentaloma

n incidentaloma m (Ang), tumor detectado por casualidad en una prueba realizada por otro motivo
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Arnaldi et al., "A survey on adrenal incidentaloma in Italy," The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, vol.
An adrenal incidentaloma is an adrenal mass that is generally 1 cm or more in diameter found incidentally during abdominal imaging done for other reasons [4, 5].
A hypertensive 61-year-old woman with a right adrenal incidentaloma was studied in our specialized Unit.
The controversies refers to best time framing of re-scanning pituitary and adrenal incidentaloma and setting of clear criteria for subclinical Cushing's syndrome.
Adrenal incidentaloma is defined as an adrenal mass that is >1 cm discovered incidentally on imaging studies in a patient without signs or symptoms of adrenal disease or known malignancy.
NCCAH may also be the cause of adrenal incidentaloma cases, but the frequency of this complication is not known (15).
In Poland, out of 1,111 adrenal incidentaloma cases that were reviewed, only 2 appeared to show schwannomas [7].
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is reported effective for distinguishing adenomas carcinomas and metastases in case of adrenal incidentaloma.6 Recently A few reports and studies in the literature have suggested that fluorine 18-fluoro-deoxy-glucose positron emission tomography (18F-FDG PET-CT) is useful to differentiate benign from malignant adrenal lesions with sensitivity ranging from 93 to 100% specificity ranging from 80 to 100% and accuracy ranging from92 to 100%.7 Although PET-CT was not performed preoperatively in our patient we think it is useful to exclude metastatic disease elsewhere prior to a potentially curative adrenal resection.
Size: Size of an adrenal incidentaloma is an important variable in assessing malignant potential.
Family physicians can perform the initial biochemical evaluation of an adrenal incidentaloma. Guidance is available from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) (28) and the American Academy of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) (FIGURE 2).