Evaluation of an Adrenal Incidentaloma

Dylan S. Jason, Sarah C. Oltmann

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Given the frequent use of cross-sectional imaging in medicine, adrenal masses are discovered at an increasing rate. Once detected, it is critical to ensure the patient undergoes the appropriate biochemical/hormonal workup to rule out any aberrant activity and ensure imaging features do not raise suspicion for a malignant neoplasm. Patients with hormonal overactivity, concerning size, and/or imaging characteristics must be referred for surgical consideration. For those not requiring adrenalectomy, it is important to determine which patients mandate follow-up to ensure no further growth or development of hormonal production. It is also critical to understand what is the appropriate follow-up.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)721-729
Number of pages9
JournalSurgical Clinics of North America
Issue number4
StatePublished - Aug 2019


  • Adrenal incidentaloma
  • Adrenal mass
  • Adrenal neoplasm
  • Adrenal work up

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery


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