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By Shamlal Mangray, Ronald A. DeLellis (auth.), Michael A. Blake, Giles Boland (eds.)

ISBN-10: 1597455601

ISBN-13: 9781597455602

ISBN-10: 193411586X

ISBN-13: 9781934115862

Imaging of the adrenal gland has made great growth within the final decade as new applied sciences proceed to adapt. Adrenal Imaging highlights the pertinent scientific and pathological details that underpins the actual interpretation and use of adrenal imaging. Written through a prestigious crew of foreign participants, person chapters in Adrenal Imaging function a suitable and updated reference of adrenal imaging findings, algorithms and methods in CT, MR nuclear drugs, intervention, and trauma. precis sections on the finish of every bankruptcy remove darkness from key educating issues to reinforce retention.

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45 45 45 46 Regulation of Hypothalamic-Pituitary-Adrenal Axis .. Factors Controlling the Release of ACTH ................ Physiologic Actions of Glucocorticoids (GC) ............ Molecular Mechanisms of Cortisol Action ................ 37 37 38 39 ................ 46 Mineralocorticoid Excess ........................................... Hyperaldosteronism .................................................. 47 47 Regulation of Renin-Angiotensin-Aldosterone Axis ..... Physiology of Renin-Angiotensin ..............................

In most series, hypertension, which 19 may be sustained or paroxysmal, is the most common sign at presentation. A few patients with pheochromocytomas are normotensive, and a few may even be hypotensive. Most pheochromocytomas produce a combination of norepinephrine and epinephrine, with a predominance of norepinephrine. Tumors producing epinephrine exclusively may be associated with hypotension. The clinical diagnosis depends on the presence of increased urinary and plasma levels of catecholamines and their metabolites.

In rare instances, this may involve the neoplasm almost entirely so that on imaging studies they simulate a cyst or pseudocyst, but on pathologic examination residual mural tumor nodules are found. Erickson et al. reported 2 adrenal cortical carcinomas, 2 adrenal cortical Fig. 16 Gross photograph of myelolipoma (5 cm) demonstrates a focally red cut surface surrounded by yellow cortical tissue and extra-adrenal fat (A). The microscopic section shows adrenal cortex on the left while hemopoietic and adipose tissue is present on the right (B).

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