Subclinical Cushing's syndrome.

  title={Subclinical Cushing's syndrome.},
  author={Monica De Leo and Alessia Cozzolino and Annamaria Colao and Rosario Pivonello},
  journal={Best practice & research. Clinical endocrinology & metabolism},
  volume={26 4},
The routine use of abdominal procedure has significantly increased the incidental finding of adrenal masses. The prevalence of these tumors, commonly defined as adrenal incidentalomas, ranges between 2-3% in autopsy and 4% in radiological series, reaching 5-8% in oncological studies and increasing with patients age. Although clinically silent, in 5-20% of cases, adrenal incidentalomas are responsible for a subtle cortisol overproduction, commonly defined as "subclinical Cushing's syndrome" (SCS… CONTINUE READING


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