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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102088/hyperandrogenism-in-a-postmenopausal-woman-a-rare-case-of-ectopic-adrenal-cortical-gland
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Antonella Guarino, Luisa Di Benedetto, Valentina Giovanale, Gian Luca Rampioni Vinciguerra, Antonella Stoppacciaro, Filippo Bellati, Donatella Caserta
Most frequent causes of androgenic manifestation are Cushing's syndrome, PCO, benign and malignant androgen-secreting non adrenal tumors and iatrogenic hirsutism. Hyperplasia or neoplasms of ectopic adrenocortical gland are rare. We report a case of a 63-year old female with hirsutism and alopecia. Laboratory data highlighted increased levels of androgens. Diagnostic imaging revealed normal morphology of adrenocortical gland and ovaries. In view of the clinical picture and suspected diagnosis of extra-adrenal cause, she underwent bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy...
January 19, 2017: Gynecological Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101185/hypokalemic-myopathy-in-primary-aldosteronism-a-case-report
#2
Chuifen Wu, Jun Xin, Minghua Xin, Hai Zou, Lie Jing, Caoyong Zhu, Wenhui Lei
Primary aldosteronism (PA) is a rare disorder. The majority of patients with PA present with typical features and are easily diagnosed. This disorder is usually diagnosed with hypokalemia, hypertension or an adrenal mass. However, patients with atypical symptoms may present a challenge for diagnosis and treatment. In the present study, a case of PA is described that presented with hypokalemic myopathy simulating polymyositis. The patient was a 44-year-old woman who presented with weakness and difficulty walking...
December 2016: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095038/pure-androgen-producing-adrenal-tumor-clinical-features-and-pathogenesis
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Anli Tong, Jun Jiang, Fen Wang, Chunyan Li, Yushi Zhang, Xueyan Wu
OBJECTIVE: Pure androgen-secreting adrenal tumors (PASATs) are extremely rare, most reports involving only a single case. This study examined 9 cases of PASAT, with an attempt to characterize its clinical features and to explore their possible pathogenesis. METHODS: Clinical data of 9 patients with PASAT were retrospectively reviewed. Immunostaining were conducted, and Aryl hydrocarbon receptor-interacting protein (AIP) were amplified and directly sequenced. RESULTS: The onset age of the patients ranged from 3...
January 17, 2017: Endocrine Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073127/long-term-consequences-of-congenital-adrenal-hyperplasia-due-to-classic-21-hydroxylase-deficiency-in-adolescents-and-adults
#4
Ja Hye Kim, Jin-Ho Choi, Eungu Kang, Yoon-Myung Kim, Beom Hee Lee, Han-Wook Yoo
Background The management of congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH) from pediatric to adulthood is challenging to achieve optimal growth and puberty. This study characterizes the clinical outcomes of 21-hydroxylase deficiency. Methods 53 CAH patients were included (33 females, 15 and 18 patients with the salt-wasting [SW] and simple-virilizing [SV] forms; and 20 males, 16 and 4 patients with the SW and SV forms). We reviewed growth parameters, pubertal status, and long-term morbidities. Results In females, the age at pubertal onset and pubarche was 9...
January 10, 2017: Experimental and Clinical Endocrinology & Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068682/cushing-s-syndrome-managed-by-endoscopic-ultrasound-guided-radiofrequency-ablation-of-adrenal-gland-adenoma
#5
Sun-Ho Lee, Dong Wan Seo, Dongwook Oh, Tae Jun Song, Do Hyun Park, Sang Soo Lee, Myung-Hwan Kim
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February 2017: Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063406/contemporary-imaging-of-incidentally-discovered-adrenal-masses
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REVIEW
Daniel J Wale, Ka Kit Wong, Benjamin L Viglianti, Domenico Rubello, Milton D Gross
Adrenal lesions are routinely encountered incidentally in clinical practice. Although most of these lesions are benign, malignancy needs to be excluded. Therefore, the initial clinical workup is to exclude aggressive characteristics suggesting malignancy and to identify characteristics predictive of the most common benign lesion, an adrenal adenoma. Predicting a benign adenoma using a variety of imaging modalities has been widely studied using unenhanced computed tomography (CT), contrast enhanced CT, and magnetic resonance (MR) imaging...
January 4, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057157/-clinical-features-and-outcomes-of-congenital-adrenal-hyperplasia-with-adenomatoid-adrenal-gland
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Y L Gu, W J Gu, J T Dou, L Zang, J Du, G Q Yang, L J Yang, J M Ba, Z H Lü, Y M Mu, J M Lu
Objective: To analyze the clinical features and outcomes of congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH) with adenomatoid adrenal gland. Methods: Nineteen patients clinically confirmed as CAH with adenomatoid adrenal gland, from 2008 to 2015 in Deparment of Endocrinology of Chinese PLA General Hospital, were retrospectively analyzed, and the outcomes of the treatment were followed up. Results: Seventy-six patients were clinically confirmed as CAH, from 2008 to 2015 in PLA hospital. Nineteen of them have accompanied with adenomatoid adrenal gland...
December 27, 2016: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28030838/livin-birc7-expression-as-malignancy-marker-in-adrenocortical-tumors
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Barbara Altieri, Silviu Sbiera, Silvia Della Casa, Isabel Weigand, Vanessa Wild, Sonja Steinhauer, Guido Fadda, Arkadius Kocot, Michaela Bekteshi, Egle M Mambretti, Andreas Rosenwald, Alfredo Pontecorvi, Martin Fassnacht, Cristina L Ronchi
Livin/BIRC7 is a member of the inhibitors of apoptosis proteins family, which are involved in tumor development through the inhibition of caspases. Aim was to investigate the expression of livin and other members of its pathway in adrenocortical tumors and in the adrenocortical carcinoma (ACC) cell line NCI-H295R.The mRNA expression of livin, its isoforms α and β, XIAP, CASP3 and DIABLO was evaluated by qRT-PCR in 82 fresh-frozen adrenal tissues (34 ACC, 25 adenomas = ACA, 23 normal adrenal glands = NAG)...
December 21, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28027736/proton-density-fat-fraction-measurement-a-viable-quantitative-biomarker-for-differentiating-adrenal-adenomas-from-nonadenomas
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Xiaoyan Meng, Xiao Chen, Yaqi Shen, Xuemei Hu, Hao Tang, Daoyu Hu, Zhen Li, Ihab R Kamel
PURPOSE: This study aims to compare the accuracy of proton-density fat fraction (PDFF) measurements with chemical shift magnetic resonance imaging (CSI) for quantifying the fat content of adrenal nodules and for differentiating adenomas from nonadenomas. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Oil-saline phantom measurements was performed to compare the correlation between PDFF and CSI in detecting and quantifying fat content. 43 consecutive patients who had known adrenal nodules were imaged on a 3...
January 2017: European Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27998440/-value-of-single-source-dual-energy-ct-ssdect-in-differentiating-lipid-poor-adrenal-adenomas-from-metastatic-lesions
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Y Ju, A L Liu, H Q Wang, Y J Liu, J H Liu, A L Chen, L H Chen, Y Li, Z Han
Objective: To evaluate the value of single-source dual-energy CT (ssDECT) in differentiating lipid-poor adenomas from metastases in adrenal glands. Methods: From August 2011 to Oct 2014, 63 patients with 73 adrenal nodules (53 metastases proven by 5-6 months follow-up, and 20 histopathologically proven adenomas, CT value > 10 HU) underwent ssDECT scanning. The CT values of conventional polychromatic CT and virtual monochromatic images (40-140 keV) , fat-water density images and effective atomic number (eff-Z) were reconstructed on an ADW4...
November 23, 2016: Zhonghua Zhong Liu za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Oncology]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27992961/concomitant-alterations-of-metabolic-parameters-cardiovascular-risk-factors-and-altered-cortisol-secretion-in-patients-with-adrenal-incidentalomas-during-prolonged-follow-up
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Labrini Papanastasiou, Krystallenia Ι Alexandraki, Ioannis I Androulakis, Stelios Fountoulakis, Theodora Kounadi, Athina Markou, Vaios Tsiavos, Christianna Samara, Theodoros G Papaioannou, George Piaditis, Gregory Kaltsas
OBJECTIVE: Adrenal incidentalomas (AI) are associated with metabolic and hormonal abnormalities, most commonly autonomous cortisol secretion (ACS). Data regarding alterations of insulin resistance (IR), and ACS after prolonged follow-up are limited. We investigated the evolution of IR, cortisol secretion and ACS development in patients with AI during prolonged follow-up. DESIGN: Prospective study in a tertiary hospital. PATIENTS AND MEASUREMENTS: Seventy-one patients with AI, (51 non-functioning [NFAI], 20 ACS), and 5...
December 19, 2016: Clinical Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27988912/clinical-characteristics-of-adrenal-tumors-in-children-a-retrospective-review-of-a-15-year-single-center-experience
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Xiaokun Lin, Dazhou Wu, Congde Chen, Na Zheng
OBJECTIVE: Adrenal tumors are rare in children. The aim of this study is to review and analyze clinical data on the diagnosis and management of adrenal tumors in children. METHODS: Between 2001 and 2015, 48 pediatric patients (<14 years old) admitted to our institute with adrenal tumors were reviewed. Clinical features, imaging studies, surgical approaches, as well as pathological diagnoses were recorded. RESULTS: The series comprised 28 males and 20 females...
December 17, 2016: International Urology and Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27975081/laparoscopic-treatment-of-adrenal-tumors-a-single-center-experience-with-58-patients
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Aziz Ari, Kenan Buyukasik, Cihad Tatar, Ozgur Segmen, Feyzullah Ersoz, Soykan Arikan, Feray Gunver, Serkan Sari
Background. The aim of this study is to discuss the laparoscopic approach and assess the immunohistochemical expression profiles of synaptophysin, Ki-67, and inhibin and patient outcomes in adrenal masses through a series of cases treated at our institution. Method. The study was conducted on 58 patients who were diagnosed with adrenal masses. All cases were operated on laparoscopically for adrenal masses. Results. Both inhibin and synaptophysin were found positive in 45 patients (77,6%). Ki-67 was negative in 11 patients, whereas it was found positive in 42 with a rate of 1%...
2016: Surgery Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27974908/cushing-s-disease-a-multidisciplinary-overview-of-the-clinical-features-diagnosis-and-treatment
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REVIEW
A Buliman, L G Tataranu, D L Paun, A Mirica, C Dumitrache
Cushing's disease is considered a rare condition characterized by the hypersecretion of the adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) due to a pituitary adenoma that ultimately causes endogenous hypercortisolism by stimulating the adrenal glands. The clinical signs suggesting Cushing's disease, such as obesity, moon face, hirsutism, and facial plethora are already present on presentation. Endogenous hypercortisolism is associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular and metabolic manifestations, as well as respiratory disorders, psychiatric complications, osteoporosis and infections, leading to high rates of morbidity and mortality...
January 2016: Journal of Medicine and Life
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27957422/unmasked-chronic-renal-function-deterioration-after-unilateral-adrenalectomy-in-patients-with-primary-aldosteronism
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Su Min Park, Woo Jin Jung, Jong Man Park, Harin Rhee, Il Young Kim, Eun Young Seong, Dong Won Lee, Soo Bong Lee, Ihm Soo Kwak, Nari Shin, Sang Heon Song
We report 2 cases of chronic estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) decline after unilateral adrenalectomy due to primary aldosteronism. The patients were diagnosed with unilateral adrenal cortical adenoma releasing aldosterone. Two patients were examined for hypertension and hypokalemia. Unilateral laparoscopic adrenalectomy was performed in both cases, and pathology confirmed adrenal cortical adenoma. After adrenalectomy, hypertension and hypokalemia improved to within normal range. However, the eGFR decreased postoperatively, and abdominal computed tomography scan showed decreased kidney size compared to previous images...
December 2016: Kidney Research and Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27943004/carney-complex-a-familial-lentiginosis-predisposing-to-a-variety-of-tumors
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REVIEW
Constantine A Stratakis
Carney complex is a familial lentiginosis syndrome; these disorders cover a wide phenotypic spectrum ranging from a benign inherited predisposition to develop cutaneous spots not associated with systemic disease to associations with several syndromes. Carney complex is caused by PRKAR1A mutations and perturbations of the cyclic AMP-dependent protein kinase (PKA) signaling pathway. In addition to the cutaneous findings, the main tumors associated with Carney complex are endocrine: 1) primary pigmented nodular adrenocortical disease, a bilateral adrenal hyperplasia leading to Cushing syndrome; 2) growth-hormone secreting pituitary adenoma or pituitary somatotropic hyperplasia leading to acromegaly; 3) thyroid and gonadal tumors, including a predisposition to thyroid cancer...
September 2016: Reviews in Endocrine & Metabolic Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27936531/endocrinology-update-hirsutism
#17
Joel J Heidelbaugh
Hirsutism is defined as excessive terminal hair growth, such as coarse sexual or secondary hair, that typically appears in a male growth pattern in androgen-dependent areas of the female body. It can occur in men and women. Common etiologies include polycystic ovary syndrome, idiopathic hyperandrogenemia, idiopathic hirsutism, adrenal hyperplasia due to 21-hydroxylase deficiency, androgen-secreting tumors, iatrogenic hirsutism, acromegaly, Cushing syndrome, hyperprolactinemia, and hypo- or hyperthyroidism. Diagnostic guidelines are predominantly aimed at premenopausal women but an appropriate evaluation for underlying endocrinopathies in postmenopausal women and men may be required...
December 2016: FP Essentials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27928434/adrenalectomy-for-cushing-s-syndrome-do-s-and-don-ts
#18
REVIEW
Paduraru Dn, Nica A, Carsote M, Valea A
Aim. To present specific aspects of adrenalectomy for Cushing's syndrome (CS) by introducing well established aspects ("do's") and less known aspects ("don'ts"). Material and Method. This is a narrative review. Results. The "do's" for laparoscopic adrenalectomy (LA) are the following: it represents the "gold standard" for secretor and non-secretor adrenal tumors and the first line therapy for CS with an improvement of cardio-metabolic co-morbidities; the success rate depending on the adequate patients' selection and the surgeon's skills...
October 2016: Journal of Medicine and Life
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894345/ultrasonographic-features-of-adrenal-gland-lesions-in-dogs-can-aid-in-diagnosis
#19
Elena Pagani, Massimiliano Tursi, Chiara Lorenzi, Alberto Tarducci, Barbara Bruno, Enrico Corrado Borgogno Mondino, Renato Zanatta
BACKGROUND: Ultrasonography to visualize adrenal gland lesions and evaluate incidentally discovered adrenal masses in dogs has become more reliable with advances in imaging techniques. However, correlations between sonographic and histopathological changes have been elusive. The goal of our study was to investigate which ultrasound features of adrenal gland abnormalities could aid in discriminating between benign and malignant lesions. To this end, we compared diagnosis based on ultrasound appearance and histological findings and evaluated ultrasound criteria for predicting malignancy...
November 28, 2016: BMC Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894193/currently-used-and-investigational-drugs-for-cushing%C3%A2-s-disease
#20
Denis Ciato, Aizhar G Mumbach, Marcelo Paez-Pereda, Günter K Stalla
Cushing's disease (CD) is caused by a corticotroph adenoma of the pituitary gland that secretes excess adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) causing increased morbidity and mortality. Surgery is the treatment of choice, but is not always successful. Alternatives include radiotherapy, adrenal surgery, and pharmaceutical therapy. The latter is increasingly gaining momentum due to the recent development of compounds that reduce hypercortisolaemia or its symptoms, acting through different mechanisms. Areas covered: In this article, the authors provide a complete overview of the treatment options for Cushing´s disease, including adrenal-directed, tumor-targeted, and peripheral therapies that are currently used or in development, and discuss their potential advantages and limitations...
January 2017: Expert Opinion on Investigational Drugs
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