Adrenal cortex

Hironobu Sasano, Yasuhiro Nakamura, Takuya Moriya, Takashi Suzuki

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Histopathological abnormalities of the adrenal cortex include a wide variety of lesions. These range from cortical nodules to adrenal cortical adenomas and carcinomas. Many adrenal cortical nodules and tumors are functional and are associated with Cushing's syndrome or hyperaldosteronism. The Weiss criteria are most commonly used to distinguish adenomas from carcinomas. Recent cellular and molecular studies have provided new insights into the development and diagnoses of adenomas and carcinomas. These range from studies on proliferation with Ki67 to a variety of cytogenetic studies.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEndocrine Pathology
Subtitle of host publicationDifferential Diagnosis and Molecular Advances
PublisherSpringer New York
Number of pages19
ISBN (Print)9781441910684
Publication statusPublished - 2010


  • Adenoma
  • Adrenal cortex
  • Carcinoma
  • Ki67
  • Primary pigmented adrenocortical disease

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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