“Silent” adrenal tumours should be monitored for changes, say researchersBMJ 2014; 348 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g1205 (Published 30 January 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;348:g1205
- Zosia Kmietowicz
“Silent” adrenal tumours can change over time to become more active, increasing the amount of cortisol that they secrete and elevating cardiovascular risk in patients, a study has found.
The increasing use of computed tomography (CT) in medicine has led to a rise in the detection of masses on the adrenal gland that do not cause symptoms—known as “silent” tumours or adrenal incidentalomas. About 4% of CT scans now uncover such tumours in patients, and as many as a third of these …