incidentaloma


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in·ci·dent·a·lo·ma

(in'sĭ-dent'ă-lō'mă),
Mass lesion, usually of the adrenal gland, serendipitously noted during computed tomographic examinations performed for other reasons.
[incidental + -oma, tumor]
A mass or lesion unexpectedly identified during a routine physical exam, imaging procedure—CT, MRI, ultrasound or other—or surgical exploration.
Sites Endocrine—adrenal, parathyroid, pituitary, thyroid—kidney, lung

incidentaloma

Medtalk An incidentally discovered mass or lesion, detected by CT, MRI, or other imaging modality performed for an unrelated reason. See Pathologist's tumor. Cf Ulysses syndrome.

in·ci·dent·a·lo·ma

(in'si-den'tă-lō'mă)
Mass lesion, noted fortuitously during computed tomographic examinations performed for other reasons.
[incidental + -oma, tumor]
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Size: Size of an adrenal incidentaloma is an important variable in assessing malignant potential.
Incidentaloma is a colloquial term used by radiologists to denote a mass or lesion encountered unexpectedly during exams performed for other reasons.
Patients with normal test results who have a high pretest probability for Cushing's syndrome based on clinical features, adrenal incidentaloma, or suspect ed cyclic hypercortisolism should be referred for further evaluation by an endocrinologist, while those with normal test results and a low pretest probability should be reevaluated in 6 months if symptoms persist.
(7) Lethal thyroid cancers of all types, including microPTC, are very rarely discovered as incidentalomas and generally present with obvious metastasis or extrathyroid invasion.
The patient also reported a 3-month history of FUO and a right adrenal incidentaloma. Lab work was then found to be consistent with a pheochromocytoma and the patient's cardiac status improved after a right adrenalectomy.
Qayum, "Giant adrenal myelolipoma: incidentaloma with a rare incidental association," Urology Annals, vol.
di Dalmazi et al., "Combined aldosterone and cortisol secretion by adrenal incidentaloma," International Journal of Surgical Pathology, vol.
Approach to the patient with an adrenal incidentaloma. J Clin Endocrinol Metab 2010;95: 4106-13.
Adrenal lesions may present as incidentaloma, or may produce symptoms due to local mass effects (i.e.
A discrete focus of uptake in the thyroid gland by F-18 FDG PET/CT in a patient studied for non-thyroidal purposes is an incidentaloma. The normal thyroid tissue shows no or minimal uptake of FDG.