A diagnostic approach to adrenal cortical lesions

McNicol, Anne Marie (2008) A diagnostic approach to adrenal cortical lesions. Endocrine Pathology, 19 4: 241-251. doi:10.1007/s12022-008-9055-x


Author McNicol, Anne Marie
Title A diagnostic approach to adrenal cortical lesions
Journal name Endocrine Pathology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1046-3976
1559-0097
Publication date 2008-12
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1007/s12022-008-9055-x
Volume 19
Issue 4
Start page 241
End page 251
Total pages 11
Place of publication Totowa, NJ, United States
Publisher Humana Press
Language eng
Subject 11 Medical and Health Sciences
1103 Clinical Sciences
Abstract The adrenal gland is not a common specimen in surgical pathology practice as, until recently, adrenal tumors were recognized in life only if associated with hypersecretion of hormones or evidence of malignancy. However, adrenal nodules are not uncommon at autopsy, and the number of these found in life is now increasing as they are identified when the abdomen is scanned for the investigation of other diseases using computed tomography or magnetic resonance imaging. It is therefore becoming increasingly important for the surgical pathologist to be aware of the range of pathology in the gland and to understand how to approach the specimens. This short review will deal with lesions of the adrenal cortex.
Keyword Adrenal cortex
Sporadic adrenocortical tumors
Adenoma
Carcinoma
Immunohistochemistry
Molecular genetics
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

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Sub-type: Article (original research)
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