Journal of Korean Endocrine Society 1996;11(4):531-537.
Published online November 7, 2019.
A Case of Adrenocortical Adenoma Associated with Incidental Pheochromocytoma.
Sung Jun Hong, Young Sik Choi, Yo Han Park, Byung Cheol Yoon, Young Hwan Bae, Seon Ja Park, Ja Young Koo
Abstract
The coexistence of adrenal cortical tumor and pheochromocytoma was extremely rare. A total of 25 reported cases showing evidence of hyperfuction of the adrenal cortex and pheochromocytoma were noted in the literature. Of those twenty cases were coexistence of pheochromocytoma and adrenocortical hyperplasia and only five cases were coincident pheochromocytoma and adreno-cortical adenoma. Recently, we experienced a case of adrenocortical adenoma associated with incidental pheochrmocytoma. A 55-year-old woman complained of progressive weight gain and epigastric discomfort. Hormonal and radiologic studies revealed Cushings syndrome with a left adrenal tumor. Adrenalectomy was performed and the gland actually had two nodules on its surface, one pheochromocytoma and the other cortical adenoma. This patient was the first case of pheochromocytoma with adrenocortical adenoma in Korea. We report the case with a review of literature.
Key Words: Adrenocortical adenoma, Cushings syndrome


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