J Korean Assoc Pediatr Surg.  1999 Dec;5(2):152-158. 10.13029/jkaps.1999.5.2.152.

A Virilizing Adrenal Cortical Tumor in a Child

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Surgery, Soonchunhyang University Chunan Hospital, Chunan, Korea.
  • 2Department of Pediatrics, Soonchunhyang University Chunan Hospital, Chunan, Korea.
  • 3Department of Pathology, Soonchunhyang University Chunan Hospital, Chunan, Korea.

Abstract

Adrenal cortical tumors are rare in adults and children. Most are malignant and functional. The principal clinical features are virilization, Cushing's syndrome, hyperaldosteronism and feminization. Recently, we treated a case of virilizing adrenal cortical tumor in a 26 month-old boy. The diagnosis was made by hormone assay, abdominal CT and tissue pathology. Right adrenalectomy was successful performed. Pathologic examination revealed an adrenal cortical adenoma with vascular invasion.

Keyword

Neoplasm; Adrenal cortex; Virilization

MeSH Terms

Adrenal Cortex
Adrenalectomy
Adrenocortical Adenoma
Adult
Child*
Cushing Syndrome
Diagnosis
Feminization
Humans
Hyperaldosteronism
Male
Pathology
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
Virilism
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