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Skip to the content hospital operators 312-926-2000 search: physician finder conditions and treatments hospital guide quality about us • encyclopedia home • diseases a-z related services • oncology • physician finder images endocrine glands adrenal metastas... Adrenal tumor -... Read more • tumor • adrenal glands • metastasis more features • printer-friendly version â  adrenocortical carcinoma definition adrenocortical carcinoma is a cancer of the adrenal glands. Alternative names tumor - adrenal causes adrenocortical carcinoma is most common in children younger than 5 and adults in their 30s and 40s. Adrenocortical carcinoma may be linked to a cancer syndrome that is passed down through families (inherited). Both men and women can develop this tumor. Adrenocortical carcinoma can produce the hormones cortisol, aldosterone, estrogen, or testosterone, as well as other hormones. In women the tumor often releases these hormones, which can lead to male characteristics. The cause is unknown. About 2 people per million develop this type of tumor. Symptoms symptoms that suggest increased cortisol or other adrenal gland hormone production: fatty, rounded hump high on the back just below the neck (buffalo hump) flushed rounded face with pudgy cheeks (moon face) obesity stunted growth in height (short stature) virilization - the appearance of male characteristics, including increased body hair (especially on the face), pubic hair, acne, deepening of voice, and enlarged clitoris (girls) symptoms that suggest increased aldosterone production are the same as symptoms of low potassium and include: muscle cramps weakness exams and tests the doctor or nurse will examine you. You may have high blood pressure and changes in body shape, such as breast growth in men (gynecomastia) or maleâ signs in women (virilization). Blood tests will be done to check hormone levels: acth level will be low. Aldosterone level will be high. Cortisol level will be high. Potassium level will be low. Male or female hormones may be abnormally high. Imaging tests may include: abdominal x-ray ct scan of the abdomen mri of the abdomen treatment primary treatment is surgery to remove the tumor. Adrenocortical carcinoma may not improve with chemotherapy. buy generic viagra buy cheap viagra cheap generic viagra viagra online buy viagra viagra for sale generic viagra online cheap viagra online cheap viagra Medications may be given to reduce production of cortisol, which causes many of the symptoms.

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