Arquivos Brasileiros de Endocrinologia & Metabologia
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OLIVEIRA, Alessandra T. de et al. Incidentaloma de supra-renal: manejo diagnóstico e terapêutico. Arq Bras Endocrinol Metab [online]. 2000, vol.44, n.6, pp. 523-527. ISSN 1677-9487. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0004-27302000000600013.
We report a patient who presented a mass in the right adrenal gland during ultra-sound imaging for the investigation of abdominal pain, characterizing an adrenal incidentaloma; computed tomography confirmed the presence of the lesion. Endocrine evaluation detected loss of circadian rhythm of cortisol production and its non suppressibility to dexamethasone testing, characteristics of the presence of Cushing's syndrome. However, the patient did not present typical clinical manifestations, suggesting subclinical Cushing's syndrome. Laparoscopic surgery for ressection of the right adrenal gland was performed with a pathology diagnosis of adrenal adenoma. Normal cortisol levels were found on re-evaluation. We propose in this report a rational and inexpensive management for adrenal incidentalomas.
Palavras-chave : Adrenal incidentaloma; Adrenal adenoma; Cushing's syndrome; Subclinical Cushing's syndrome.