Clinical spectrum of hypercortisolismPatients in the above photos were diagnosed with hypercortisolism/Cushing syndrome. Photos used with permission.
It is important to evaluate adrenal adenomas for secretory function. Of adults who underwent magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), 4% to 7% were found to have an incidental adrenal adenoma. It was estimated that 5% to 30% of the adrenal adenomas found were of the autonomous cortisol-secreting type.3-5
“Patients with an adrenal incidentaloma should undergo evaluation clinically, biochemically, and radiographically for signs and symptoms of hypercortisolism.”