AACE/AAES Medical Guidelines for the Management of Adrenal Incidentalomas © 2009

The only previously published clinical practice guidelines on the management of patients with adrenal incidentalomas originated from a National Institutes of Health consensus conference and was published in 2002 (6 [EL 4]). This current set of clinical practice guidelines summarizes the relevant literature as it pertains to the differ-ential diagnosis, laboratory and radiologic evaluation, and clinical management and includes recommendations (each labeled “R” in the subsequent section) based on the “best evidence” rating level (BEL) of the published sources.