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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819015/adrenal-cushing-s-syndrome-during-pregnancy
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Corina Andreescu, Rehmat Ali Alwani, Johannes Hofland, Leendert Looijenga, Wouter de Herder, Leo Hofland, Richard A Feelders
Cushing syndrome (CS) during pregnancy is a rare condition with only a few cases reported in the literature. Misdiagnosis of CS is common because of overlapping features like fatigue, weight gain, striae and emotional changes that can occur during normal pregnancy. Changes in maternal hormones and their binding proteins complicate assessment of glucocorticoid hormone levels during gestation. CS during pregnancy is most frequently due to an adrenal adenoma and to a lesser degree to adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) hypersecretion by a pituitary adenoma...
August 17, 2017: European Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814383/high-resolution-accurate-mass-hram-mass-spectrometry-urine-steroid-profiling-in-the-diagnosis-of-adrenal-disorders
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Jolaine M Hines, Irina Bancos, Cristian Bancos, Raman D Singh, Aditya V Avula, William F Young, Stefan K Grebe, Ravinder J Singh
BACKGROUND: Steroid profiling is a promising diagnostic tool for those with adrenal tumors, Cushing syndrome (CS), and disorders of steroidogenesis. Our objective was to develop a multiple-steroid assay using liquid-chromatography, high-resolution, accurate-mass mass spectrometry (HRAM LC-MS) and to validate the assay in patients with various adrenal disorders. METHODS: We collected 24-h urine samples from 114 controls and 71 patients with adrenal diseases. An HRAM LC-MS method was validated for quantitative analysis of 26 steroid metabolites in hydrolyzed urine samples...
August 16, 2017: Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801349/c-myc-expression-in-adrenocortical-tumours
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Mirkka Pennanen, Jaana Hagström, Ilkka Heiskanen, Timo Sane, Harri Mustonen, Johanna Arola, Caj Haglund
AIMS: Widespread use of high-resolution imaging techniques and thus increased prevalence of adrenal lesions has made diagnostics of adrenocortical tumours an increasingly important clinical issue. In non-metastatic tumours, diagnosis is based on histology. New or enhanced information for clinicopathological diagnosis, revealing the malignant potential of the tumour, could emerge by means of biomarkers. The connection of proto-oncogene c-myc to adrenocortical neoplasias is poorly known, although the Wnt/beta-catenin pathway, one of the signalling pathways leading to induction of c-myc expression, has been connected to development of adrenocortical neoplasias...
August 11, 2017: Journal of Clinical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801285/-clinical-analysis-of-939-patients-with-adrenal-lesions-detected-by-abdominal-computed-tomography
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Cun-Xia Fan, Jia-Jun Zhang, Ying-Ying Cai, Chun-Yan Wu, Shao-Zhou Zou, Yi-Kai Xu, Yao-Ming Xue, Mei-Ping Guan
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the prevalence, etiology and clinical characteristics of adrenal lesions detected by abdominal computed tomography (CT). METHODS: This retrospective study was conducted in patients with adrenal lesions detected by abdominal CT examinations in Nanfang Hospital between July, 2014 and June, 2015. The clinical data of the patients were collected for analysis of the demographics, comorbidities, imaging characteristics, biochemical profiles, clinical diagnosis and intervention...
August 20, 2017: Nan Fang Yi Ke da Xue Xue Bao, Journal of Southern Medical University
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795549/-fortuitous-discovery-of-an-adrenal-mass-following-spontaneous-retroperitoneal-hemorrhage
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F Noël, P Lacremans, E Liekens, B Geurde
We report a case of spontaneous retroperitoneal haemorrhage by bleeding of an adrenal adenoma. Retroperitoneal haemorrhages are rarely encountered in practice, but must be rapidly diagnosed due to the life threatening risk. The etiologies, clinical assessment, management and differential diagnosis of spontaneous retroperitoneal haemorrhages are discussed.
July 2017: Revue Médicale de Liège
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794862/case-report-an-incidentaloma-that-catches-your-eye-adrenal-myelolipoma
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Rosanna D'Addosio, Joselyn Rojas, Valmore Bermúdez, Flor Ledesma, Kyle Hoedebecke
Background: Adrenal incidentaloma refers to the incidental finding of a tumor in the adrenal gland, where nonfunctional forms are the most common variant. Myelolipoma is a rare (0.08-0.4%) occurrence characterized by adipose and hematopoietic tissue. The aim of this case report is to describe the diagnosis and appropriate management of a myelolipoma in an asymptomatic patient, which was originally considered an incidental hepatic hemangioma prior to being identified as a giant adrenal adenoma. Case description: The patient was a 54 year old obese female with a recent diagnosis of diabetes type II and dyslipidemia with recent ultrasound imaging suggestive of a hepatic hemangioma...
2017: F1000Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28764742/pancreatic-gangliocytic-paraganglioma-harboring-lymph-node-metastasis-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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Keisuke Nonaka, Yoko Matsuda, Akira Okaniwa, Atsuko Kasajima, Hironobu Sasano, Tomio Arai
BACKGROUND: Gangliocytic paraganglioma (GP) is a rare neuroendocrine neoplasm, which occurs mostly in the periampullary portion of the duodenum; the majority of the reported cases of duodenal GP has been of benign nature with a low incidence of regional lymph node metastasis. GP arising from the pancreas is extremely rare. To date, only three cases have been reported and its clinical characteristics are largely unknown. CASE PRESENTATION: A nodule located in the pancreatic head was incidentally detected in an asymptomatic 68-year-old woman...
August 2, 2017: Diagnostic Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28762170/pheochromocytoma-with-synchronous-ipsilateral-adrenal-cortical-adenoma
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M Earth Hasassri, T K Pandian, Aleh A Bobr, Irina Bancos, William F Young, Melanie L Richards, David R Farley, Geoffrey B Thompson, Travis J McKenzie
BACKGROUND: Pheochromocytoma with synchronous ipsilateral adrenal cortical adenoma (PSCA) may present with mixed clinical, biochemical, and radiological features characteristic to each neoplasm subtype. METHODS: All patients with a pathological diagnosis of pheochromocytoma were evaluated for an ipsilateral cortical adenoma from 1994 through 2015. Retrospectively extracted data included indications for adrenalectomy, diagnostic workup (biochemical and radiographic), operative characteristics, pathological findings, and postoperative complications...
July 31, 2017: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747387/molecular-characteristics-of-the-kcnj5-mutated-aldosterone-producing-adenomas
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Masanori Murakami, Takanobu Yoshimoto, Kazuhiko Nakabayashi, Yujiro Nakano, Takahiro Fukaishi, Kyoichiro Tsuchiya, Isao Minami, Ryotaro Bouchi, Kohji Okamura, Yasuhisa Fujii, Koshi Hashimoto, Ken-Ichiro Hata, Kazunori Kihara, Yoshihiro Ogawa
The pathophysiology of aldosterone-producing adenomas (APAs) has been investigated via genetic approaches and the pathogenic significance of a series of somatic mutations, including KCNJ5, has been uncovered. However, how the mutational status of an APA is associated with its molecular characteristics, including its transcriptome and methylome, has not been fully understood. This study was undertaken to explore the molecular characteristics of APAs, specifically focusing on APAs with KCNJ5 mutations as opposed to those without KCNJ5 mutations, by comparing their transcriptome and methylome status...
July 26, 2017: Endocrine-related Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742373/utility-of-mri-to-differentiate-clear-cell-renal-cell-carcinoma-adrenal-metastases-from-adrenal-adenomas
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Nicola Schieda, Satheesh Krishna, Matthew D F McInnes, Bardia Moosavi, Abdulmohsen Alrashed, Robert Moreland, Evan S Siegelman
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study is to compare MRI features of clear cell renal cell carcinoma (RCC) adrenal metastases and adenomas. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Fifteen clear cell RCC adrenal metastases imaged with MRI were compared to 29 consecutive adenomas between 2006 and 2015. Two blinded radiologists assessed homogeneity (homogeneous vs heterogeneous), signal intensity (SI) decrease on chemical-shift MRI, and T2-weighted SI (isointense, mildly hyperintense, or markedly hyperintense) relative to muscle...
July 25, 2017: AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739615/primary-bilateral-adrenal-nodular-disease-with-cushing-s-syndrome-varying-aetiology
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Kush Dev Singh Jarial, Rama Walia, Uma Nahar, Anil Bhansali
Primary adrenal disorders contribute 20%â€"30% of patients with endogenous Cushing's syndrome. Most of the primary adrenal diseases are unilateral and include adenoma and adrenocortical carcinoma, whereas bilateral adrenal lesions are uncommon and include primary pigmented nodular adrenocortical disease, primary bilateral macronodular adrenocortical hyperplasia, isolated micronodular adrenocortical disease, bilateral adenomas or carcinomas, and rarely pituitary adrenocorticotropic hormone-dependent adrenal nodular disease...
July 24, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720595/transcription-controls-growth-cell-kinetics-and-cholesterol-supply-to-sustain-acth-responses
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Robert I Menzies, Xin Zhao, Linda J Mullins, John J Mullins, Carolynn Cairns, Nicola Wrobel, Donald R Dunbar, Matthew A Bailey, Chris J Kenyon
Chronic ACTH exposure (eg Cushings) is associated with adrenal hypertrophy and steroidogenesis. The underlying molecular processes in mice have been analysed by microarray, histological and immunohistochemical techniques. Synacthen infused for 2weeks markedly increased adrenal mass and plasma corticosterone levels. Microarray analysis found greater than 2-fold changes in expression of 928 genes (P<0.001; 397 up, 531 down). These clustered in pathways involved in signalling, sterol/lipid metabolism, cell proliferation/hypertrophy and apoptosis...
July 18, 2017: Endocrine Connections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708774/identifying-unilateral-disease-in-chinese-patients-with-primary-aldosteronism-by-using-a-modified-prediction-score
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Ying Zhang, Wenquan Niu, Fangfang Zheng, Hua Zhang, Wenlong Zhou, Zhoujun Shen, Jianzhong Xu, Xiaofeng Tang, Jin Zhang, Ping-Jin Gao, Ji-Guang Wang, Limin Zhu
OBJECTIVE: The current study aimed to evaluate the role of Küpers' score in predicting unilateral aldosteronism, and develop a modified score in Chinese patients with primary aldosteronism. METHODS: The current retrospective study included 406 patients with primary aldosteronism who underwent successful adrenal venous sampling (AVS) and were divided into the unilateral (n = 211) and bilateral (n = 195) groups according to the AVS results. Normokalemia was noted in both the unilateral (n = 64) and bilateral groups (n = 84) when plasma and urinary aldosterone were measured...
July 20, 2017: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704339/quantitative-analysis-of-normal-and-pathologic-adrenal-glands-with-18f-fdopa-pet-ct-focus-on-pheochromocytomas
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Aurélie Moreau, Anne L Giraudet, David Kryza, Françoise Borson-Chazot, Claire Bournaud, Thomas Mognetti, Jean-Christophe Lifante, Patrick Combemale, Francesco Giammarile, Claire Houzard
INTRODUCTION: Many studies have reported the high performance of 6-fluorine-18-fluorodihydroxyphenilalanine (F-FDOPA) PET/CT in the diagnosis of pheochromocytomas but nobody seems to have investigated physiological and pathological adrenal glands from a quantitative point of view. The purpose of the present study was to assess the quantitative F-FDOPA uptake of normal and pathologic adrenal glands and to establish thresholds to characterize pheochromocytomas. We were especially interested in characterizing the remaining adrenal glands captation after an adrenalectomy...
July 12, 2017: Nuclear Medicine Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699986/diagnosis-and-management-of-primary-aldosteronism
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Leticia A P Vilela, Madson Q Almeida
Primary aldosteronism (PA) is the most common form of secondary hypertension (HTN), with an estimated prevalence of 4% of hypertensive patients in primary care and around 10% of referred patients. Patients with PA have higher cardiovascular morbidity and mortality than age- and sex-matched patients with essential HTN and the same degree of blood pressure elevation. PA is characterized by an autonomous aldosterone production causing sodium retention, plasma renin supression, HTN, cardiovascular damage, and increased potassium excretion, leading to variable degrees of hypokalemia...
May 2017: Archives of Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28695321/angiogenesis-and-lymphangiogenesis-in-the-adrenocortical-tumors
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Sofia S Pereira, Madalena M Costa, Susana G Guerreiro, Mariana P Monteiro, Duarte Pignatelli
Adrenocortical tumors (ACT) are common adrenal tumors. The majority of ACTs are non-functioning and benign, while adrenocortical carcinomas (ACC) are rare, usually very aggressive and often metastasized when first diagnosed. Our aim was to assess whether blood and lymph vessel density within ACTs correlate with the malignancy character or tumor functionality. For that, the microvascular distribution was evaluated by immunohistochemistry staining with D2-40 antibody, for lymph vessels and CD-31 antibody, for blood vessels, in ACCs (n = 15), adenomas with Cushing syndrome (n = 9) and non-functioning adenomas (n = 10)...
July 10, 2017: Pathology Oncology Research: POR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690744/-macro-adrenal-adenoma-masking-micronodular-adrenal-hyperplasia-in-patients-with-acth-independent-cushing-s-syndrome-and-refractory-hypokalaemia
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Wafa Alaya, Haifa Bouchahda, Asma Fradi, Baha Zantour, Mohamed Habib Sfar
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688648/nationwide-review-of-hormonally-active-adrenal-tumors-highlights-high-morbidity-in-pheochromocytoma
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Punam P Parikh, Gustavo A Rubio, Josefina C Farra, John I Lew
BACKGROUND: Adrenal adenomas are benign tumors often discovered incidentally, and >70% are hormonally inactive. The remaining subset may produce excess aldosterone, cortisol, or catecholamine. Perioperative outcomes after adrenalectomy for such "hormonally active" tumors remain unclear. This study examines in-hospital outcomes after unilateral adrenalectomy for hormonally active tumors. METHODS: A retrospective review was performed using the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (2006-2011) to identify patients undergoing unilateral adrenalectomy for hormonally active or inactive tumors...
July 2017: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687023/adrenalectomy-for-incidentaloma-lessons-learned-from-a-single-centre-series-of-274-patients
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Sébastien Gaujoux, Adeline Aimé, Guillaume Assié, Roberto Ciuni, Stéphane Bonnet, Florence Tenenbaum, Jérome Bertherat, Bertrand Dousset
BACKGROUND: Adrenal incidentalomas are increasingly diagnosed and include a wide spectrum of lesions from benign adenomas to secreting or malignant lesions. The aim of the present study is to report a large single-institution experience of patients undergoing surgery for adrenal incidentaloma with particular attention to their diagnosis and post-operative course and the evolution of surgical practice over time. METHODS: From 1993 to 2013, 274 patients underwent adrenalectomy for incidentaloma...
July 7, 2017: ANZ Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28672763/a-step-by-step-approach-in-differential-diagnosing-of-adrenal-incidentaloma-epinephroma-with-comments-on-the-new-clinical-practice-guidelines-of-the-european-society-of-endocrinology
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Frederick-Anthony Farrugia, Evangelos Misiakos, Georgios Martikos, Panagiotis Tzanetis, Anestis Charalampopoulos, Nicolaos Zavras, Dimitrios Sotiropoulos, Nikolaos Koliakos
OBJECTIVES: To present a step by step approach for the diagnosis of adrenal incidentaloma (AI). METHOD: An extensive review of the literature was conducted, searching the Pub-Med and Google Scholar using the Mesh terms; Adrenal; Incidentaloma; Adrenal tumours; Radiology; Diagnosis. We also did a cross-referencing search of the literature. Comments on the new European guidelines are presented. RESULTS: The majority of the tumours are non-functioning benign adenomas...
June 23, 2017: Romanian Journal of Internal Medicine, Revue Roumaine de Médecine Interne
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