A case of adrenocortical tumor coexisted with paragangliomas

Kyung Mook Choi, I. B. Park, Nan Hee Kim, J. B. Lee, D. S. Choi, Sei-Hyun Baik

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Abstract

We report a case of adrenocortical tumor that coexisted with paragangliomas. A 35-year-old woman was admitted to the hospital because of left upper abdominal pain. A palm-sized mass was palpated at left upper quadrant. Hormonal studies revealed the features of pheochromocytoma. An emergency operation was performed because hemorrhage of the tumor was suspected. A 10 cm diameter ruptured mass was found in the left adrenal area and other tumors were also noted adjacent to inferior vena cava (IVC). The pathologic report revealed that the adrenal mass was an adrenocortical tumor with hemorrhagic necrosis and that the tumors adjacent to IVC were paragangliomas. This was the first case of adrenocortical tumor with paragangliomas in our Medline search result, hence we report the case with a review of the literature.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)499-502
Number of pages4
JournalEndocrine Journal
Volume48
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2001 Jan 1

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Keywords

  • Adrenocortical tumor
  • Paragangliomas
  • Pheochromocytoma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
  • Endocrinology

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