adrenal gland

Angioinvasive oncocytic adrenal cortical carcinoma

Angioinvasive oncocytic adrenal cortical carcinoma is a type of adrenal gland cancer characterized by the presence of oncocytic cells and evidence of angioinvasion. Oncocytic cells are abnormal cells with an excessive number of mitochondria, giving them a distinctive granular and eosinophilic (pink) appearance under the microscope. Angioinvasion refers to the tumour’s ability to invade blood …
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Adrenocortical carcinoma

Adrenocortical carcinoma is a type of adrenal gland cancer. The tumour starts from the cells normally found in the cortex (outer layer) of the adrenal gland. Although adrenocortical carcinoma is a rare tumour it is the most common type of adrenal gland cancer. What are the symptoms of adrenocortical carcinoma? The symptoms of adrenocortical carcinoma …
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Adrenal cortical adenoma

An adrenal cortical adenoma is a non-cancerous tumour that starts from the cells normally found cortex (outer layer) of the adrenal gland. Many adrenocortical adenomas are incidental because they do not produce any symptoms and are found when imaging of the abdomen or pelvis is performed for other reasons. Is an adrenal cortical adenoma a …
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Myelolipoma

Myelolipoma is a non-cancerous tumour typically found in or near the adrenal gland. It is the second most common type of adrenal gland tumour. Most myelolipomas are incidental, which means they are only discovered after tissue is removed and examined under the microscope for another reason. What are the symptoms of myelolipoma? Most myelolipomas do …
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