A Case report of adrenocortical carcinoma of adrenal gland

AUTHORS

NM Noori 1 , * , A Mohamadipoor 2 , mehdi jahantigh 3 , MR Tohidi 1 , F Kakeri 4 , mojgan jahantigh 5

1 Pediatric Dept, Faculty of Medicine, Zahedan University of Medical Sciences and Health Services, Zahedan, Iran.

2 Surgery Dept, Faculty of Medicine, Zahedan University of Medical Sciences and Health Services, Zahedan, Iran.

3 Pathology Dept, Faculty of Medicine, Zahedan University of Medical Sciences and Health Services, Zahedan, Iran.

4 General Physician, Faculty of Medicine, Zahedan University of Medical Sciences and Health Services, Zahedan, Iran.

5 Ali ebne abitaleb, Head nurse, Zahedan Iran.

How to Cite: Noori N, Mohamadipoor A, jahantigh M, Tohidi M, Kakeri F, et al. A Case report of adrenocortical carcinoma of adrenal gland, Zahedan J Res Med Sci. 2007 ; 9(1):e94817.

ARTICLE INFORMATION

Zahedan Journal of Research in Medical Sciences: 9 (1); e94817
Published Online: January 24, 2007
Article Type: Research Article
Received: October 18, 2006
Accepted: January 05, 2007
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Abstract

Primary neoplasms of the adrenal cortex are rare in children and differ from their counterparts
in term of clinical characteristics. The studies revealed that prognosis of these tumors are not as
bad as previous expectation. Differentiation between adenoma and carcinoma adrenal tumors in
the absence of metastasis to other organs is impossible. The survival of the patients depends on the
age, being longer in children under 5 years old. The utilization of imaging surveys particularly CT
scan and MRI facilitated the investigation of the children with early puberty and Cushing’s
syndrome. However a combination of clinical finding and imaging methods is required.
Case report: the patient was a 4.5 months old infant with Cushing’s syndrome who presented
with generalized edema. She was suspected to have adrenocortical neoplasm and subjected to the
operation of left side adrenalectomy. The diagnosis was confirmed by pathological examination of
the patient biopsy.

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