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Debate: This house believes that all adrenal patients with incidentalomas who fail to suppress after dexamethasone should have an adrenalectomy

Stewart Paul

Incidentalomas are common affecting 1% and 7% of 40 and 70 year olds respectively. By contrast endogenous Cushing’s syndrome is excessively rare. 10% of cases of Cushing’s syndrome are caused by an autonomous adrenal tumour where, having confirmed the diagnosis (symptoms and signs, cortisol excess, suppressed ACTH, suppressed contralateral adrenal) the treatment of choice is indeed adrenalectomy. Complexities arise around the suggestion that 10–15% of all incide...

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