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ea0041ep9 | Adrenal cortex (to include Cushing's) | ECE2016

The use of [131I] 6β-iodomethyl-norcholesterol scintigraphy in evaluation of adrenal tumors

Papierska Lucyna , Rabijewski Michal , Kaminska Anna , Cwikla Jaroslaw , Otto Maciej , Cichocki Andrzej , Samsel Radoslaw , Zgliczynski Wojciech

Adrenal cortex scintigraphy has been used as early as in the 1970s, however, in recent years, it has been a rarely performed and unappreciated examination. In fact, this examination does not provide a perfect view on morphology of adrenal glands, however it provides an assessment of the examined tumor’s function. The aim of this work is to present our experience with adrenal cortex scintigraphy in assessment of adrenal tumors.We present a series of ...

ea0041ep316 | Clinical case reports - Pituitary/Adrenal | ECE2016

Adrenal medullary hyperplasia recognized initially as incydentaloma

Kurowska Maria , Malicka Joanna , Otto Maciej , Tarach Jerzy S. , Lewicki Marcin

Introduction: Adrenal medullary hyperplasia (AMH) is a rare syndrome of catecholamine excess. Adrenal overgrowth is usually bilateral. Due to similar clinical signs, laboratory results and radiological adrenal picture, AMH can be misdiagnosed as pheochromocytoma. The only method that allows determining a proper diagnosis of AMH is pathologic examination. It is regarded as a precursor of pheochromocytoma and has been reported as a component of MEN2.Aim: T...

ea0035p25 | Adrenal cortex | ECE2014

Subclinical hypercortisolemia: who should be operated?

Papierska Lucyna , Cwikla Jaroslaw , Rabijewski Michal , Glinicki Piotr , Otto Maciej , Kasperlik-Zaluska Anna

Objective: According to some authors a higher incidence of subclinical hypercortisolaemia is found among patients with bilateral adrenal tumors with benign phenotype than with unilateral ones. The question is whether all patients with bilateral adrenal tumors and subclinical hypercortisolemia should undergo surgery and, if yes, which of the tumors should be removed first.Patients and methods: The investigated group consisted of 25 patients with benign bi...

ea0022p19 | Adrenal | ECE2010

Adrenal incidentalomas accompanying malignant tumours: clinical study of 1888 patients

Kasperlik-Zaluska Anna A , Slowinska-Srzednicka Jadwiga , Roslonowska Elzbieta , Jeske Wojciech , Cichocki Andrzej , Otto Maciej , Zgliczynski Wojciech

Diagnostic procedures reveal that majority of incidentally found adrenal tumours (adrenal incidentalomas, AI) appear to be benign adenomas. However, AI accompanying malignant tumours must be diagnosed very carefully to take a proper decision concerning their management. In the registry of the Department of Endocrinology in Warsaw, there are 1888 patients (1388 women, 500 men, F/M ratio 2.8) with AI, 10–87 years old. Primary malignant tumours were diagnosed in 155 patients...

ea0020p18 | Adrenal | ECE2009

Bilateral adrenal incidentalomas – a clinical study of 1710 patients observed at a single endocrinological centre

Kasperllik-Zaluska Anna , Slowinska-Srzednicka Jadwiga , Roslonowska Elzbieta , Kochman Magdalena , Zgliczynski Wojciech , Jeske Wojciech , Otto Maciej , Cichocki Andrzej

In the last 18 years 1710 patients with incidentally found adrenal tumours=adrenal incidentalomas (AI), 1300 women (F/M=2.8), aged 10–87 years, were registered at our department. In 338 of them (20%) bilateral tumours were detected. This study aimed at analyzing character of bilateral tumours and defining methods of their management. The size: 1.0–13 cm (in the group of 1710 patients: 1.0–23 cm) most of them up to 3.5 cm. Hormonal and imaging studies were perfor...

ea0035p557 | Endocrine tumours and neoplasia | ECE2014

Adrenal incidentaloma: is it a disease of elderly? A clinical study of 2650 cases registered at a single endocrinological center

Kasperlik-Zaluska Anna , Otto Maciej , Cichocki Andrzej , Slapa Rafal , Rozkowszka Katarzyna , Slowinska-Srzednicka Janina , Roslonowska Elzbieta , Jeske Wojciech , Zdunowski Piotr , Zgliczynski Wojciech

It is generally believed that frequency of incidentally found adrenal tumours (adrenal incidentaloma(AI)) increases with age. Our study aimed at an analysis of age patterns in our group of patients with AI.Design: Material: 2650 patients, 1943 womens, 707 men. The diagnostic basis: clinical examination, imaging studies, hormonal determinations, pathomorphological and cytochemical investigations of the surgically removed 755 adrenal tumours. The material ...

ea0014p133 | (1) | ECE2007

Adrenal incidentaloma, an oncological or endocrinological enigma? Clinical analysis of 1300 cases observed at a single endocrinological centre

Kasperlik-Zaluska Anna , Roslonowska Elzbieta , Slowinska-Srzednicka Jadwiga , Zgliczynski Wojciech , Jeske Wojciech , Papierska Lucyna , Otto Maciej , Slapa Rafal , Cichocki Andrzej , Cwikla Jaroslaw

Objective: Incidentally found adrenal tumour (adrenal incidentaloma = AI) is the most frequent adrenal disorder. Every patient with AI has to be evaluated carefully to choose the best method of management. We present our experience with a group of 1300 patients with AI, registered at our department.Material and methods: Material consisted of 1300 patients (female/male ratio 2.6, age 10–87 years) with AI ranging in size from 0.8 to 23.0 cm. Methods: ...