Benign adrenal tumors are noncancerous masses that form in the adrenal glands. Adrenal glands are located just above your kidneys. As part of your endocrine system, they produce hormones that give instructions to virtually every organ and tissue in your body. Benign adrenal tumors are also called adrenal adenomas.
Most benign adrenal tumors cause no symptoms and don't require treatment. But sometimes benign adrenal tumors can secrete high levels of certain hormones that can cause complications. In these cases, treatment for benign adrenal tumors may include surgery or medications.
Nov. 16, 2012