adrenocortical adenoma

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Related to adrenocortical adenoma: pheochromocytoma, Adrenocortical carcinoma

a·dre·no·cor·ti·cal ad·e·no·ma

a benign tumor of adrenal cortical cells; small unencapuslated nodules of adrenal cortex are probably localized areas of hyperplasia rather than adenomas; true adenomas are rare and may be symptomless or associated with Cushing syndrome or primary aldosteronism.

adrenocortical adenoma

A usually solitary, well-circumscribed neoplasm with a pseudocapsule, often an orange-/yellow- or brown-cut surface. The adjacent cortex varies from atrophic to normal to hypertrophic. Adrenocortical adenoma may be asymptomatic or cause symptoms related to hormonal hyperfunction.

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4] Another possibility was that the adrenocortical adenoma promoted the release of the cortisol, renin, and angiotensin.
In conclusion, even if the radiographic and/or biochemical evaluation of an adrenal mass suggested adrenocortical adenoma, clinicians still need to be aware of the probability of pheochromocytoma to avoid intraoperative hypertensive crisis.
This case is presented in view of highlighting a rare case of pediatric virilizing adrenocortical adenoma.
Basal and ACTH-stimulated cortisol and aldosterone release from adrenocortical adenomas in vitro.
3,5) These associated adrenal pathologic conditions include adrenocortical hyperplasia, (3) adrenocortical adenomas, (3,5) adrenocortical carcinomas, (5) and endocrinologic dysfunctions, including Addison disease, (4) Conn syndrome, (5) 21-hydroxylase deficiency, (3) 17-hydroxylase deficiency, (6) and ectopic corticotropin production.