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Adrenocortical oncocytoma — a case report

Joanna Rutkowska, Elżbieta Bandurska-Stankiewicz, Ewa Kuglarz, Ewa Aksamit-Białoszewska, Dorota Wiatr-Bykowska, Maciej Otto, Łukasz Koperski, Barbara Górnicka
Endokrynologia Polska 2012;63(4):308-311.

open access

Vol 63, No 4 (2012)
Case report
Published online: 2012-08-30
Submitted: 2013-02-15

Abstract

Adrenocortical oncocytoma is found very rarely. Most such tumours are benign and nonfunctioning. We report the case of a nonfunctioning adrenocortical oncocytoma located in the right adrenal gland in a 35-year-old man. The patient was tested because of arrhythmia. An adrenal mass of 68 × 64 mm was found during ultrasonography, followed by CT examination. Physical examination indicated obesity with BMI of 32.8 kg/m2. Abnormal laboratory findings based on an oral glucose tolerance test revealed impaired glucose tolerance and elevated cholesterol level. The patient underwent a laparotomy for a pathological mass located in the right adrenal gland. The pathology report confirmed adrenocortical oncocytoma of uncertain malignant potential. The patient is still alive with no metastases, 37 months after the surgery. Adrenocortical oncocytoma, although extremely rare, should be considered in the differential diagnosis of adrenal tumours.

Abstract

Adrenocortical oncocytoma is found very rarely. Most such tumours are benign and nonfunctioning. We report the case of a nonfunctioning adrenocortical oncocytoma located in the right adrenal gland in a 35-year-old man. The patient was tested because of arrhythmia. An adrenal mass of 68 × 64 mm was found during ultrasonography, followed by CT examination. Physical examination indicated obesity with BMI of 32.8 kg/m2. Abnormal laboratory findings based on an oral glucose tolerance test revealed impaired glucose tolerance and elevated cholesterol level. The patient underwent a laparotomy for a pathological mass located in the right adrenal gland. The pathology report confirmed adrenocortical oncocytoma of uncertain malignant potential. The patient is still alive with no metastases, 37 months after the surgery. Adrenocortical oncocytoma, although extremely rare, should be considered in the differential diagnosis of adrenal tumours.
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Keywords

adrenal cortex; adenoma; incidentaloma; adrenal oncocytoma

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Title

Adrenocortical oncocytoma — a case report

Journal

Endokrynologia Polska

Issue

Vol 63, No 4 (2012)

Pages

308-311

Published online

2012-08-30

Bibliographic record

Endokrynologia Polska 2012;63(4):308-311.

Keywords

adrenal cortex
adenoma
incidentaloma
adrenal oncocytoma

Authors

Joanna Rutkowska
Elżbieta Bandurska-Stankiewicz
Ewa Kuglarz
Ewa Aksamit-Białoszewska
Dorota Wiatr-Bykowska
Maciej Otto
Łukasz Koperski
Barbara Górnicka

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