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  Adenoma at The Medical Dictionary
Adenomas can grow from many organs including the colon, adrenal, pituitary, thyroid, etc. These growths are benign, but some are known to have the potential, over time, to transform to malignancy (at which point they become known as adenocarcinoma.) more...
Adenoma is a benign epithelial tumor arising in epithelium of mucosa (stomach, small intestine and bowel), glands (endocrine and exocrine) and ducts.
Adrenal adenomas are common (1 in 10 people have them), benign and asymptomatic.
the-medical-dictionary.com /adenoma.htm   (656 words)

 Cancer - Adrenal Tumor   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
Adrenal Adenoma adrenal cortical nodular hyperplasia, adrenal tumor, adrenal gland tumor, benign adrenal tumor, adrenal cortical
Cushing's Syndrome of the Adrenal: The Obesity Tumor.
A pheochromocytoma is a benign adrenal gland tumor
www.aftercancer.org /tumors/adrenal_tumor   (1110 words)

 Familial Polyposis | myhealth@wellmark   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
Familial polyposis is an inherited condition which primarily affects the large intestine (colon and rectum).
Familial polyposis (FP) is known by many synonyms, most include some combination of words which reflect what is known about the disease.
Adenoma refers to the particular kind of polyp that is typically discovered.
www.myhealthwellmark.com /topic/topic100586811   (1742 words)

 eMedicine - Adrenal Carcinoma : Article by Gabriel I Uwaifo, MBBS
Adrenal incidentalomas are biochemically and clinically asymptomatic adrenal masses found incidentally as a result of unrelated imaging investigations such as abdominal CT or MRI scans.
Authorities also report rare composite adrenal tumors, which are different histologic variant tumors of the same embryologic origin (eg, coexisting neuroblastoma and malignant pheochromocytoma) and mixed adrenal tumors (typically mixtures of pheochromocytoma, spindle cell sarcomas, and adrenocortical carcinomas).
The fact that the normal adrenal cortex has multiple areas of adrenomedullary cells (often forming large cell nests) and that adrenocortical cells also are scattered in the adrenal medulla suggest a close interaction between the 2 groups of cells, despite their distinct phylogenetic and embryonic origins.
www.emedicine.com /med/topic63.htm   (6820 words)

 Vaughan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
The left adrenal vein is also a guide to the left renal artery which often lies dorsal to the vein and one potential complication of left adrenalectomy is the inadvertent ligation of the apical renal arterial branch to the upper pole which lies in close contact to the inferior border of an adrenal tumor.
Adrenal adenomas are usually larger than 2 cm, solitary and are associated with atrophy of the opposite gland.
The left adrenal vein is not as difficult to approach because it lies lower, partially anterior to the upper pole of the kidney, and the adrenal vein empties into the left renal vein.
www.duj.com /Article/Vaughan/Vaughan.html   (8163 words)

 APC-Associated Polyposis Conditions
Molecular genetic testing is most often used in the early diagnosis of at-risk family members and in the confirmation of the diagnosis of FAP or attenuated FAP in individuals with equivocal findings (e.g., fewer than 100 adenomatous polyps).
Individuals of Ashkenazi Jewish ancestry who have a family history of colon cancer or polyps, a personal history of colon cancer or polyps, or a heightened concern for colon cancer may be offered genetic testing for the I1307K mutation.
In this situation, family history of extracolonic cancers and manifestations as well as microsatellite instability (MSI) testing on a tumor block from a colon cancer may be helpful in deciding which condition to pursue further.
www.geneclinics.org /profiles/fap/details.html   (5809 words)

 Familial adenomatous polyposis associated with multiple adrenal adenomas in a patient with a rare 3' APC mutation -- ...
Familial adenomatous polyposis associated with multiple adrenal adenomas in a patient with a rare 3' APC mutation -- Kartheuser et al.
Familial adenomatous polyposis associated with multiple adrenal adenomas in a patient with a rare 3' APC mutation
Adrenal adenomas and adrenal carcinomas in association with hereditary adenomatosis of the colon and rectum.
jmg.bmjjournals.com /cgi/content/full/36/1/65   (2175 words)

 (Print Version) Adrenal Disease
Demonstration of adrenal insufficiency requires various combinations of tetracosactrin adrenal stimulation tests, and hypoglycaemia or equivalent tests, if the cause is ACTH deficiency but the correct test can only be chosen to suit a firm clinical diagnosis.
It is well recognized that aging in men is accompanied by a decline in the serum levels of some adrenal and testicular steroids, but little or no attention has focused on the multiple steroid metabolites that are formed by steroid-converting enzymes in target tissues.
In summary, the present study suggests that in contrast to the marked decline in activity of steroidogenic enzymes in the adrenals and the small decrease in the testis, the activity of the steroid-converting enzymes present in peripheral tissues does not decrease during aging.
www.lef.org /protocols/abstracts/abstr-txt/t-abstr-002.html   (2218 words)

 Merck KGaA - TI 4-2000 Familial forms -
Two rare familial syndromes are associated with a high prevalence of papillary thyroid cancers.
Familial clustering of papillary or follicular thyroid cancers account for 3-7% of all these cancers.
For reassuring family members, neck palpation and in doubtful cases neck ultrasonography every 5 years may be advised, starting at the age of 10-15 years.
www.merck.de /servlet/PB/menu/1267660   (1017 words)

 Management of the Clinically Inapparent Adrenal Mass (Incidentaloma) (CBM 2002-1)
Adrenal masses are among the most common tumors in humans, occurring in at least 3 percent of persons over age 50, according to recent estimates.
Clinically inapparent adrenal masses are discovered inadvertently, in the course of diagnostic testing or treatment for other conditions, and thus are commonly known as incidentalomas.
Adrenal incidentalomas: adrenal hemangioma in a patient with congenital adrenal hyperplasia.
www.nlm.nih.gov /pubs/cbm/adrenal_incidentaloma.html   (8173 words)

 Primary Aldosteronism: The Role of Adrenal Venous Sampling   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
The sensitivity and specificity of high-resolution, real-time small parts ultrasonography are approximately 70% and 90%, respectively, in adenoma localization, provided that highly expert radiologists are performing the examination.
Adenomas anywhere in the neck or mediastinum can be localized.
MIBI scanning is somewhat less dependent than ultrasonography on the size of the parathyroid adenoma for imaging, but the cost is usually higher.
www.mayoclinic.org /clinical-update/21-2-05-special-aldosteronism.html   (878 words)

 Adrenal gland
adrenal hypoplasia, adrenal union or adhesion, Beckwith-Wiedemann syndrome, congenital adrenal hyperplasia, hereditary ACTH unresponsiveness, storage diseases
Adrenal adhesion: adrenal gland is attached to opposite adrenal gland, but with an intervening connective tissue capsule
Adrenogenital syndrome: adrenal secretes excess androgens, causing changes towards adult masculinity in children or female adults; 50% occur before puberty, 80% are female; diagnosed based on elevated dehydroepiandrosterone; rarely associated with male adult feminization due to increased 17-ketosteroids
pathologyoutlines.com /adrenal.html   (3479 words)

Adrenal cortical adenomas are surprises at around 2% of autopsies and abdominal CT scans.
Adrenal tumors that feminize, or that produce androgens without glucocorticoids, are most often malignant.
Even though this is "a different disease from adenomas", the masses are often clonal, and (in the case of chief-cell hyperplasia) the same genes put you at risk.
www.pathguy.com /lectures/adr-thym.htm   (10001 words)

 MACGN - Familial Adenomatous Polyposis (FAP)
This booklet is written for individuals with familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP) and their families.
Also it is recommended that PAP families contact local registries (see RESOURCES) for access to resources and for help with identification of family members at risk.
FAP (Familial adenomatous polyposis) - An inherited disorder of the gastrointestinal tract in which there are 100 or more precancerous polyps.
www.macgn.org /cc_fap1.html   (3673 words)

 Clinical Trials for Adenoma - WrongDiagnosis.com
Ursodeoxycholic Acid in the Treatment of Duodenal Adenomas in Familial Adenomatous Polyposis (FAP) Patients - This study is currently recruiting patients (Current: 08 Jun 2006) - Ursodeoxycholic acid
Adenoma Detection Rate:NBI, AFI, Chromoscopic or Standard Endoscopy - This study is currently recruiting patients (Current: 08 Jun 2006)
Adenoma Detection Rate With Position Change at Colonoscopy - This study is currently recruiting patients (Current: 08 Jun 2006)
www.wrongdiagnosis.com /a/adenoma/trials.htm   (5970 words)

 THE MERCK MANUAL, Sec. 10, Ch. 116, Disorders Of Hair Follicles And Sebaceous Glands
A familial tendency is common, and prevalence is greater in persons from Mediterranean areas.
An endocrine disorder (adrenal virilism, basophilic adenoma of the pituitary, masculinizing ovarian tumors, Stein-Leventhal syndrome) may be implicated in women and children.
Hypertrichosis also may occur in porphyria cutanea tarda.
www.merck.com /mrkshared/mmanual/section10/chapter116/116d.jsp   (169 words)

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