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79 Possible Causes for CT Scan showing Adrenal Mass, Headache

  • Acromegaly

    A 22-year-old woman presented with worsening vision loss and headaches.[] Headache is a common complaint in acromegaly and considered a clinical marker of disease activity.[] It has been established in a prospective study that the size of a pituitary tumor does not determine the headache presentation. 2 Moreover, the phenotype of headache presentations[]

  • Adrenal Cortical Adenoma

    An abdominal computerized tomographic (CT) scan during her work-up showed a right adrenal mass consistent with myelolipoma.[] In 1995, she was referred to our clinic again because of recurrent headache and palpitation, and enlargement of the left adrenal tumor.[] Repeat CT scan imaging 3 years after diagnosis showed no growth of the adrenal mass with a 60% washout after contrast.[]

  • Pheochromocytoma

    If imaging with MRI or CT scans of the adrenal glands shows a mass in the gland (or outside it), surgery may be done.[] We describe the case of a 26-year-old woman with a medical history significant for headaches who presented initially to her family physician with nausea, vomiting, headache[] CT scan showed previously undiagnosed large right adrenal mass (5.9cm). The diagnosis of pheochromocytoma was confirmed after adrenalectomy.[]

  • Hypertensive Heart Disease

    CT scanning, MRI, and magnetic resonance angiography (MRA) of the abdomen and chest show the presence of adrenal masses, renal artery stenosis, or evidence of coarctation[] Symptoms, if they exist at all, are likely to be something as nonspecific as headaches, dizziness, or nausea.[] If blood pressure reaches the level of a hypertensive crisis, a person may experience headaches and nosebleeds.[]

  • Hemangioblastoma

    The contrast enhanced CT scan of the abdomen showed a 3.7 3.9 cm well-defined, avidly enhancing mass lesion arising from the right adrenal gland; and, another similar lesion[] A 27-year-old woman presented with sudden onset of headache, vomiting, and diplopia.[] […] recognize the characteristics of the different headache types.[]

  • Addisonian Crisis

    In cases of secondary adrenal insufficiency, a head CT scan may show the destruction of the pituitary (i.e., empty sella syndrome) or a pituitary mass lesion.[] Nausea, vomiting, headache, and fatigue are also common symptoms alongside profound sweating that is localized on the palmar surface of the hands and face.[] Symptoms: Headache Profound weakness Fatigue Slow, sluggish movement Nausea Vomiting Low blood pressure Dehydration High fever Shaking chills Confusion or coma Darkening of[]

  • Adrenocortical Carcinoma

    CT scan of the abdomen revealed a 35 mm left adrenal mass.[] Conn syndrome (mineralcorticoid excess) is marked by high blood pressure, which can result in headache and hypokalemia (low serum potassium, which can in turn produce muscle[] It can cause high blood pressure, headaches, panic attacks, and heart palpitations.[]

  • Adrenal Cushing Syndrome

    Random lab tests revealed a suppressed adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) A CT scan with an adrenal protocol was performed ( see figure 1) that showed multiple low attenuation[] Decreased or no desire for sex (low libido) Erection problems Other symptoms that may occur include: Mental changes, such as depression, anxiety, or changes in behavior Fatigue Headache[] Purple striations on the skin of the abdomen, thighs, and breasts High blood pressure Weakness (often noticed when trying to stand up or to raise hand above head) Backache Headache[]

  • Hyperaldosteronism

    Symptoms: High blood pressure Headache Muscle weakness Fatigue Intermittent paralysis Numbness Signs and tests: Low serum potassium level Abdominal CT scan that shows adrenal[] Clinical presentation is variable; however, if symptoms are present, they usually include hypertension, hyperhydrosis, headaches, or palpitations sometimes occurring in dramatic[] We report the case of a 37-year-old African-American woman with refractory hypertension who was admitted to our hospital for palpitations, shortness of breath and headache[]

  • Nelson Syndrome

    Computerized tomography (CT) scan of the brain did not reveal any mass lesion in the sella and parasellar areas, while abdominal CT scan showed enlargement of both adrenal[] Other manifestations are tumor-related symptoms including headaches and visual field defects.[] Occasionally, patients will also experience a headache as a result of the enlarging tumour.[]

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