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Introduction to Adrenal Cancer

  • Dionysios N. Mitropoulos
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Abstract

The more frequent and widespread use of cross-sectional imaging has resulted in an increase of the detection of adrenal lesions in patients with no suspicion of adrenal disease. Imaging along with clinical evaluation is critical for the characterization of an incidentaloma as benign or malignant. In contrast to incidentalomas, malignant adrenal tumors are very rare and comprise adrenocortical carcinomas, pheochromocytomas/paragangliomas, and metastatic lesions.

Keywords

Renal cell carcinoma Adrenal tumors Imaging 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of UrologyNational and Kapodistrian University of Athens Medical SchoolAthensGreece

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