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___% of all pheochromocytoma cases are malignant.
Which condition is a predisposing factor for Cushing's syndrome?
Which description regarding Addison's disease is correct?
Deficiency of glucocorticoids
Which description of a pheochromocytoma is accurate?
Benign tumor of the adrenal medulla
Which individual is most at risk for developing an adrenal tumor?
Which laboratory result is expected in an individual with a pheochromocytoma?
Which disorder is associated with an adrenal cortex tumor?
Cushing's syndrome - An adrenal cortex tumor causes overproduction of cortisol and inhibits ACTH, which leads to Cushing's syndrome.
Which disorder is associated with decreased glucocorticoid levels?
Addison's disease - Addison's disease is associated with decreased glucocorticoid levels from atrophy of the adrenal gland.
Which statement is accurate regarding Addison's disease?
The adrenal glands no longer produce enough cortisol.
Which is the rationale for a falsely elevated cortisol level in a person with Cushing's syndrome?
It is from prolonged use of glucocorticoid medications.
Which is a symptom of a pheochromocytoma?
Which disorder is associated with clinical manifestations of a round, puffy face and a buffalo hump?
Which clinical manifestation is related to the suppressed immune response commonly seen with Addison's disease?
Which disorder is associated with a change in skin color of the extremities and a bronze color in the creases of the fingers?
Which signs and symptoms indicate that a person has Cushing's syndrome?
Reddish purple streaks on the abdomen
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