Advances in Diagnosis and Treatment of Adrenal Tumors

  • F. Micali
  • M. Porena
  • G. Vespasiani
  • G. Virgili
Part of the Ettore Majorana International Science Series book series (EMISS, volume 8)


The diverse embryological derivation, the multiple secretory activities of both the cortex and medulla, the different biological behavior of benign or malignant forms and lastly the primitive or metastatic origin make classification of adrenal tumors extremely complex. The most difficult diagnostic and surgical problems are due to the organ’s location which makes a physical approach and normal instrumental or radiological exploration difficult.


Primary Hyperaldosteronism Adrenal Tumor Mandelic Acid Adrenal Cortical Carcinoma Adrenal Cyst 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • F. Micali
    • 1
  • M. Porena
    • 1
  • G. Vespasiani
    • 1
  • G. Virgili
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of UrologyUniversity of PerugiaItaly

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