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Simhan J , Canter D , Teper E , Smaldone MC , Patil N , Patchefsky A , Guttmann MC , Milestone B , Wong YN , Hicks LA , Uzzo RG , Kutikov A
Adrenocortical carcinoma masquerading as a benign adenoma on computed tomography washout study
Urology. 2012 Feb;79(2) :e19-20
PMID: 21813169   
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Abstract
An incidental adrenal mass is a common finding on cross-sectional imaging, with most of these lesions being benign adenomas. Indications for adrenalectomy turn on the likelihood that a mass is malignant or whether it exhibits metabolic activity. Modern imaging is considered highly accurate in differentiating adrenal adenomas from other adrenal pathology. We present a case of a 5-cm adrenal lesion with computed tomography washout characteristics consistent with a benign adenoma, which proved upon resection to be an adrenocortical carcinoma.
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Simhan, Jay Canter, Daniel Teper, Ervin Smaldone, Marc C Patil, Ninad Patchefsky, Arthur Guttmann, Marlane C Milestone, Barton Wong, Yu-Ning Hicks, Lisa A Uzzo, Robert G Kutikov, Alexander Case Reports United States Urology. 2012 Feb;79(2):e19-20. Epub 2011 Aug 2.