Practical Functional Evaluation of Adrenal Mass
Over the past few decades the widespread application of non-invasive, high resolution imaging techniques such as MRI and CT has led to the incidental discovery of asymptomatic adrenal masses with increasing frequency. These masses, named “adrenal incidentalomas” (AIs), raise challenging questions for physicians and their patients. The diagnostic approach has to be focused on distinguishing benign and non-secreting from malignant or hormone secreting adrenal masses, and this approach combines radiological and functional evaluations. The aim of this chapter is to review the main techniques for the functional evaluation of AIs.
KeywordsAdrenal mass Adrenal incidentaloma Assessment Diagnostic test
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