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CT-detected incidental adrenal masses prove to be mostly benign

June 4, 2008 CT-detected incidental adrenal masses prove to be mostly benign H. A. Abella -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- A study of nearly 1000 patients with incidental adrenal tumors detected during abdominal CT scans has found that these lesions are almost always benign, according to Brown University researchers. The clinical literature notes that incidental lesions of the adrenal gland appear in about 5% of all CT exams performed. Researchers are paying increasing attention to the adrenal gland because it is a common site of metastatic disease. Unfortunately, most of the literature available on characterization of these lesions is outdated and based on autopsies. Lesion size remains the dominant indication for surgical resection.

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