Evaluation of patients with adrenal incidentalomas

Subramanian Kannan, Erick M. Remer, Amir H. Hamrahian

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Purpose of review: Adrenal incidentalomas are common in this era of ubiquitous imaging. There is a lack of consensus on the mode and extent of evaluation, and follow-up of adrenal incidentalomas. Recent findings: There is increasing evidence of morbidity associated with subclinical hormone excess from functioning adrenal masses. Improved radiological techniques and interpretation have helped identify lipid-rich adenomas more accurately and tailor the evaluation of adrenal incidentalomas. Summary: A practical outline in the investigation and follow-up of adrenal incidentalomas incorporating the recent evidence is presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)161-169
Number of pages9
JournalCurrent Opinion in Endocrinology, Diabetes and Obesity
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jun 1 2013
Externally publishedYes


  • Adrenal adenoma
  • Adrenal incidentaloma
  • CT scan
  • Pheochromocytoma
  • Primary aldosteronism
  • Subclinical Cushing's syndrome

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Internal Medicine
  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
  • Endocrinology
  • Nutrition and Dietetics

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