Does adrenal medullary tumor need treatment?

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Adrenal adenoma is a rare secondary hypertension, accounting for 0.1% - 1% of hypertension. In recent years, with the development of medicine and the improvement of doctors' vigilance, the discovery of this disease has gradually increased. It can occur in all age groups, and there are many children patients. The male to female ratio of some children patients is 2:1. This disease has a family history, which is called familial adrenal medullary adenoma. Adrenal tumor is a kind of tumor that occurs in adrenal gland. According to its nature, it can be divided into benign tumor and malignant tumor.

Does adrenal medullary tumor need treatment?

1. Adrenal tumors are mainly three types: hypercortisolism, primary aldosteronism and adrenal pheochromocytoma. There are very few cases in clinical manifestations and biochemical examination is the diagnosis of compound cadmium cell tumor, but there is no tumor, is caused by adrenal medullary hyperplasia.

2. There is no difference between the proliferative medullary cells and the normal medullary cells in morphology. The whole adrenal gland is relatively large in volume, full in shape and protruding on the surface. Then it widens and proliferates into bilateral lesions, but the degree of hyperplasia on both sides is also different.

3. Its clinical manifestations are caused by the secretion of large amounts of catecholamines by tumor cells. Adrenal gland and pheochromocytoma mainly secrete epinephrine, while extraadrenal chromocytoma mainly secretes norepinephrine. This is due to the lack of methyltransferase in ectopic tumor tissue.

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Adrenal medullary adenoma, the most prominent performance is hypertension. The common symptoms and signs are tachycardia, hyperhidrosis, rapid breathing, flushing, wet and cold skin, severe headache, angina pectoris, nausea, vomiting, upper abdominal pain and visual impairment, etc.