adrenocortical adenoma

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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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2] Adrenocortical adenomas are the most commonly encountered adrenal incidentaloma, with a reported prevalence of 3-8.
A solitary adenoma was removed surgically and pathologic examination revealed a benign adrenocortical adenoma.
It has also been proposed that adrenal hyperplasia predisposes patients to develop adrenal carcinoma, as a few cases of congenital adrenal hyperplasia are associated with functional adrenocortical adenomas but not carcinomas (6).