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ea0022p45 | Adrenal | ECE2010

High prevalence of subclinical hypercortisolism in patients with bilateral adrenal incidentalomas: implications to management

Vassiliadi Dimitra , Ntali Georgia , Vicha Eirini , Tsagarakis Stylianos

Although the prevalence of subclinical hypercortisolism (SH) in unilateral incidentalomas (UI) has been extensively reported, patients with bilateral incidentalomas (BI) have not been thoroughly investigated. Moreover, the management of BI poses great dilemmas if surgery is considered, since bilateral adrenalectomy leads to life-long replacement. In the present study, we aimed to describe the characteristics of patients with BI in comparison to their unilateral counterparts. W...

ea0014p159 | (1) | ECE2007

Bilateral adrenal incidentalomas: exploration of aberrant responses and comparison with unilateral lesions

Vicha Eirini , Vassiliadi Dimitra-Argyro , Avgoustis Christos , Palouka Theodossia , Tsagarakis Stylianos

Aberrant hormone receptors have been demonstrated in macronodular adrenal hyperplasia or, rarely, unilateral adenomas causing CushingÂ’s syndrome but their prevalence in adrenal incidentalomas (AI) remains uncertain. Therefore we evaluated patients with bilateral AI for evidence of abnormal response to physiological stimuli. We also compared their biochemical characteristics with those of patients with unilateral AI.Assessment of adrenal function was...