A adrenocortical adenoma (or adrenal cortical adenoma) is a benign tumor of the adrenal cortex.
It can present with Cushing's syndrome or primary aldosteronism.
Is a well circumscribed, yellow tumour in the adrenal cortex, which is usually 2-5 cm in diameter. The color of the tumour, as with adrenal cortex as a whole, is due to the stored lipid (mainly cholesterol), from which the cortical hormones are synthesized. These tumors are frequent incidental findings at post mortem examination, and appear
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