International Journal of Endocrinology

Disease of Adrenal Glands


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1Department of Internal Medicine and Medical Specialties, Sapienza University of Rome, 00155 Rome, Italy

2Department of Medicine, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL, USA

3Department of Medicine, University of Padua, Padua, Italy

4Department of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolic Diseases, Timone Hospital, Marseille Cedex 05, France


Disease of Adrenal Glands

Description

Adrenal glands are composed of two distinct endocrine systems (cortex and medulla) with separate embryonic origins and hormone production (cortisol, aldosterone, androgens, and neurotransmitters such as epinephrine and norepinephrine); the adrenal cortex is regulated by neuroendocrine hormones secreted from the pituitary-hypothalamus axis as well as by the renin-angiotensin system, the adrenal medulla is regulated by adrenergic tone, and these two endocrine systems are involved in homeostasis of physiological functions.

Several acquired adrenal diseases are characterized by signs and symptoms resulting from overproduction of hormones, such as hyperaldosteronism (Conn’s adenoma), hypercortisolism (Cushing’s syndrome), and hypercatecholamine (pheochromocytoma). Incidentally discovered lesions of adrenal gland represent a frequent and interesting challenge for physicians, due to specific diagnostic challenges.

We invite investigators to contribute original research articles as well as review articles that will stimulate the continuing efforts to understand the clinical relevance, molecular pathology underlying adrenal gland diseases, the development of strategies to diagnose and treat these conditions, and the evaluation of outcomes.

In recent years, several molecular mechanisms were identified in the pathophysiological development of adrenal dysfunctions, as well as in their genetic basis.

We are particularly interested in articles describing the physiopathological aspects and systemic involvement of hormonal dysfunction due to adrenal diseases and advances in molecular genetics and molecular diagnostics. Potential topics include, but not limited to:

  • Recent developments in diagnosis and management of adrenal gland diseases
  • Advances in genetics of adrenal gland diseases
  • Latest technologies for clinical evaluation and measuring outcomes
  • Role of adrenal hormones in metabolic dysfunction

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Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 403521
  • - Editorial

Disease of Adrenal Glands

Gianluca Iacobellis | Gian Paolo Rossi | ... | Claudio Letizia
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 710514
  • - Review Article

Adrenal Tumors with Unexpected Outcome: A Review of the Literature

Thomas M. Kerkhofs | Rudi M. Roumen | ... | Harm R. Haak
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 138573
  • - Research Article

Profiling of Somatic Mutations in Phaeochromocytoma and Paraganglioma by Targeted Next Generation Sequencing Analysis

Andrea Luchetti | Diana Walsh | ... | Eamonn R. Maher
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 546347
  • - Research Article

Multiple Components of the VHL Tumor Suppressor Complex Are Frequently Affected by DNA Copy Number Loss in Pheochromocytoma

David A. Rowbotham | Katey S. S. Enfield | ... | Wan L. Lam
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 806194
  • - Research Article

Endoscopic Retroperitoneal Adrenalectomy for Adrenal Metastases

Gintaras Simutis | Givi Lengvenis | ... | Kęstutis Strupas
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 282489
  • - Review Article

Adrenal Disorders and the Paediatric Brain: Pathophysiological Considerations and Clinical Implications

Vincenzo Salpietro | Agata Polizzi | ... | Martino Ruggieri
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 104129
  • - Research Article

Study of Microvessel Density and the Expression of Vascular Endothelial Growth Factors in Adrenal Gland Pheochromocytomas

Magdalena Białas | Grzegorz Dyduch | ... | Krzysztof Okoń
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 752410
  • - Clinical Study

Diagnosis and Treatment of Adrenal Medullary Hyperplasia: Experience from 12 Cases

Lu Yang | Liang Gao | ... | Tianyong Fan
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 747361
  • - Clinical Study

The Optimal Approach for Laparoscopic Adrenalectomy through Mono Port regarding Left or Right Sides: A Comparative Study

Wooseok Byon | Keehoon Hyun | ... | Chan Heun Park
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 876037
  • - Review Article

Tuberculosis of the Adrenal Gland: A Case Report and Review of the Literature of Infections of the Adrenal Gland

Jagriti Upadhyay | Praveen Sudhindra | ... | Nitin Trivedi
International Journal of Endocrinology
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