Hussain, I, Fryer, AA, Barnett, J and Hanna, FW (2020) The national Targeted Lung Health Checks programme: Focusing on the lungs does not mean missing adrenal lesions. Clinical Medicine, 20 (5). e202 - e203. ISSN 1470-2118

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Recently, the UK's national Targeted Lung Health Checks programme produced recommendations for the management of incidental findings identified during the scans performed as part of the lung cancer screening programme. We identified significant discrepancies between the recommendations for adrenal incidentaloma management and those currently implemented into UK practice (2016 European Society of Endocrinology guidelines).This may create conflict and confusion between referrers (respiratory clinicians) and receivers (endocrinologists), with potential negative impact on patients, delay and inefficient use of resources. We also address the potential cost implications of adopting a more vigilant approach as advised by the European Society of Endocrinology.Urgent multidisciplinary and unified guidelines should be established in the interest of clinical- and cost-effectiveness.

Item Type: Article
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Uncontrolled Keywords: Adrenal; incidentaloma; lung cancer; screening.
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
R Medicine > R Medicine (General) > R735 Medical education. Medical schools. Research
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > School of Pharmacy and Bioengineering
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Depositing User: Symplectic
Date Deposited: 29 Oct 2020 14:40
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2021 01:30

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