What are pheochromocytoma and cortical adrenal tumors? 

Also known as: adrenal gland tumors

Your body has two adrenal glands. These glands are located above the kidneys and produce hormones that allow your body to function properly. If a tumor grows in the inner section of one of the adrenal glands, the medulla, this tumor is known as pheochromocytoma. If it grows in the outer section of an adrenal gland, the cortex, it’s known as a cortical adrenal tumor.

Reviewed by: Alejandro Diaz, MD

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