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Algorithm of Barnett for Evaluation of a Patient with an Isolated, Incidentally Identified Adrenal Mass

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Endocrinology, Nutrition & Dermatology
Clinical Laboratory
Hematology Oncology

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Description:

Barnett et al recommended an algorithm for evaluating a patient with an incidentally identified mass in the adrenal gland. The authors noted that the size of a mass is an unreliable predictor of whether a mass is benign or malignant, while newer imaging modalities can be helpful in deciding how to manage a particular patient. The authors are from M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston.

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