Change in adrenal mass size as a predictor of a malignant tumor.

@article{Pantalone2010ChangeIA,
  title={Change in adrenal mass size as a predictor of a malignant tumor.},
  author={Kevin M Pantalone and Thottathil Gopan and Erick M Remer and Charles Faiman and Adriana G Ioachimescu and Howard S. Levin and Allan E. Siperstein and Eren Berber and Laura B Shepardson and Emmanuel L. Bravo and Amir H. Hamrahian},
  journal={Endocrine practice : official journal of the American College of Endocrinology and the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists},
  year={2010},
  volume={16 4},
  pages={
          577-87
        }
}
OBJECTIVE To assess the value of adrenal mass absolute growth, growth rate, and percentage growth rate on serial imaging for distinguishing benign from malignant adrenal masses. METHODS We retrospectively reviewed the Cleveland Clinic medical record data on 136 adrenalectomies or biopsies in 132 patients with 2 imaging studies performed more than 2 months apart (during 1997 to 2008). RESULTS There were 111 benign (81.6%) and 25 malignant (18.4%) adrenal masses. With use of receiver… CONTINUE READING

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