Functional Cortical Neoplasms

  • Ali Zarrinpar
  • Michael W. Yeh
Part of the Cancer Treatment and Research book series (CTAR, volume 153)


Adrenocortical neoplasms affect men and women equally. While they do not spare children [1], the prevalence of these tumors does increase with age, up to 7% in adults older than 50 [2,3]. Many are found incidentally at autopsy [4] or by imaging done for other purposes. They may be detected because of symptoms or signs related to hormone production [5, 6] or size [5]. Some even appear outside of the actual adrenal gland [7].


Cortisol Level Plasma Renin Activity Primary Hyperaldosteronism Adrenal Tumor Laparoscopic Adrenalectomy 
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  1. 1.David Geffen School of MedicineUniversity of CaliforniaLos AngelesUSA

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