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Indian Journal of Surgical Oncology, Springer India, Volume 8, Number 1, p.67-73 (2017)



An adrenal mass can be either symptomatic or asymptomatic in the form of adrenal incidentalomas (AIs) in up to 8 % in autopsy and 4 % in imaging series. Once a diagnosis of adrenal mass is made, we need to differentiate whether it is functioning or nonfunctioning, benign, or malignant. In this article, we provide a literature review of the diagnostic workup including biochemical evaluation and imaging characteristics of the different pathologies. We also discuss the surgical strategies with laparoscopy as the mainstay with partial adrenalectomy in select cases and adrenalectomy in large masses. Follow-up protocol of AIs and adrenocortical carcinoma is also discussed. © 2016, Indian Association of Surgical Oncology.


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H. Sa Bhat and Tiyadath, B. Nb, “Management of Adrenal Masses”, Indian Journal of Surgical Oncology, vol. 8, pp. 67-73, 2017.