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The Incidental Adrenal Mass: Workup Guide for a Common Finding

A frequent guest star on abdominal images taken to assess other conditions, an adrenal mass may be benign or serious, such as pheochromocytoma – making workup essential. Endocrine surgeon Sanziana Roman, MD, FACS, walks through the diagnostic steps (explaining why biopsy is rarely useful), shows both normal and abnormal images to elucidate meaningful findings, and lays out the criteria for adrenalectomy. Bonus: Watch a video of an adrenal mass dissection.

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Sanziana Roman, MD, FACS.

Sanziana Roman, MD, FACS

Professor of Surgery
Division of General Surgery
Section of Endocrine Surgery
Director of Learning and Teaching in the Procedural Specialties
Dean’s Diversity Leader for Leadership Equity and Inclusion UCSF School of Medicine

Dr. Sanziana Roman is an endocrine surgeon with two decades of experience in treating tumors of the adrenal, thyroid and parathyroid glands. With a particular interest in minimally invasive techniques, she is one of the few surgeons in ...

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