Journal of Korean Endocrine Society 1999;14(3):599-604.
Published online January 1, 2001.
A Case of Afrenocortical Carcinoma Associated with Multiple Paraganglioma.
Kyung Mook Choi, Jeong Heon Oh, Nan Hee Kim, Yong Hyun Kim, Ae Ree Kim, Chul Hwan Kim, Sang Jin Kim, Sei Hyun Baik, Dong Seop Choi
1Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Department of Internal Medicine, Korea University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
2Department of Anatomical Pathology, Korea University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
Abstract
Simultaneous oceurrence of adrenocortical tumor and pheochromocytoma is extremely rare. Coexistence of adrenal tumor and pheochromocytoma was first reported by Cope in 1952 and some other cases were reported after that. But there was no report about coexistence of adrenocortical carcinoma and paragangliomas. Recently, we experienced a case of adrenocortical carcinoma associated with multiple paragangliomas. A 35-year-old woman was admitted to the hospital because of left upper abdominal pain. A palm-sized fum tender mass was palpated at left upper quadrant. Hormonal studies revealed pheochromocytomas feature. Fmergency operation was performed because of the possibility of intemal hemorrhage of the tumor. Operator found 10 cm sized mass in left adrenal area and also the other 5 small tumors adjacent to IVC. Pathologic report revealed that adrenal mass was adrenocortical carcinoma with hemorrhagic necrosis and tumors adjacent to IVC were paragangliomas. This patient was the first case of adrenocortical carcinoma with multiple paragangliomas in the world. So we report this case with a review of literature.
Key Words: Adrenocortical Carcinoma, Paraganglioma, Pheochromocytoma


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