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Adrenal incidentaloma Volume 31, issue 3-4, Mai-Août 2022

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Authors
1 Service d’endocrinologie, diabétologie et nutrition, CHU Hassan 2, Fès, Maroc
2 Faculté de médecine et de pharmacie de Fès, Université Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdellah, Fès, Maroc
3 Laboratoire d’épidémiologie et de recherche en sciences de la santé, Fès, Maroc
* Tirés à part : H Aynaou

Adrenal incidentaloma (IA) is an incidental discovery of an adrenal mass by radiological examinations. Its incidence is increasing with technological advances and the increase in radiological examinations. In the vast majority of cases, it is a benign non-secreting adenoma. A minimal basic hormonal assessment must be carried out. Radiological exploration, in particular the adrenal CT scan, makes it possible to categorize the lesion as potentially benign or malignant. The management of IA is currently under debate. There is a consensus on the need for an evaluation by a team of multidisciplinary experts and a surgical approach in patients presenting with a significant hormonal excess and/or radiological signs suspicious of malignancy demonstrated at diagnosis or during follow-up.