Adrenal glands

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The adrenal glands can develop a myriad of abnormalities, which can be fundamentally differentiated into benign or malignant lesions having either hyperfunction or non-hyperfunction (i.e., non-function) [1, 2]. Functioning lesions typically secrete hormonal metabolites and include a variety of tumors, some of which are very rare. These tumors can produce cortisol, aldosterone, and sex hormones as well as adrenergic hormones in the case of pheochromocytomas [1-3]. Non-functioning tumors are far more common and include both benign and malignant lesions. Benign masses include cortical adenomas, myelolipomas, cysts and less commonly ganglioneuromas, hemangioendotheliomas, hemorrhage, and granulomatous disease. Malignant lesions include metastases, lymphoma, neuroblastoma, adrenocortical carcinoma, and some forms of pheochromocytomas [1-3].

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Mileto, A; Marin, D; Ho, LM; Nelson, RC

Published Date

  • May 1, 2014

Volume / Issue

  • 9788847054691 /

Book Title

  • CT of the Retroperitoneum: From Conventional to Multi-energy Imaging

Start / End Page

  • 69 - 81

International Standard Book Number 10 (ISBN-10)

  • 8847054680

International Standard Book Number 13 (ISBN-13)

  • 9788847054684

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1007/978-88-470-5469-1_6

Citation Source

  • Scopus