Cardiovascular Risk in Patients with Nonfunctional Adrenal Incidentaloma: Myth or Reality?

Erbil Y., Ozbey N., Barbaros U., UNALP H. R. , Salmaslioglu A. , Ozarmagan S.

WORLD JOURNAL OF SURGERY, vol.33, pp.2099-2105, 2009 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 33 Issue: 10
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s00268-009-0178-0
  • Title of Journal : WORLD JOURNAL OF SURGERY
  • Page Numbers: pp.2099-2105


It is not clear whether nonfunctional adrenal incidentaloma (NFA) increases the risk of atherosclerosis and metabolic syndrome or whether this type of adrenal tumor has been found more frequently in patients with cardiometabolic risk factors. We aimed to determine the effects of NFA on cardiometabolic risk factors and endothelial function and to compare the patients with a 1:1 cardiometabolic risk factor matched control group.