aldosteronoma

aldosteronoma

/al·dos·ter·o·no·ma/ (al″do-ster″o-no´mah) a tumor, usually an adenoma, of the adrenal cortex that secretes aldosterone, causing primary aldosteronism.

aldosteronoma

[al′dōstir′ənō′mə] pl. aldosteronomas, aldosteronomata
an aldosterone-secreting adenoma of the adrenal cortex that is usually small and occurs more frequently in the left than the right adrenal gland. Aldosteronism with sodium retention, expansion of the extracellular fluid volume, and hypertension may occur.
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The first type of hyperfunctioning adrenal adenoma is an aldosterone-producing tumor, or aldosteronoma (Figure 5), which accounts for up to 2% of all incidentally discovered adrenal masses.
A characteristic aldosteronoma has a speckled appearance, is well encapsulated, and looks benign.