Yonsei Med J.  1999 Jun;40(3):297-300. 10.3349/ymj.1999.40.3.297.

A case of primary bilateral adrenal lymphoma with partial adrenal insufficiency

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Ajou University School of Medicine, Suwon, Korea.
  • 2Department of Pathology, Ajou University School of Medicine, Suwon, Korea.
  • 3Department of Hematology and Oncology, Ajou University School of Medicine, Suwon, Korea.

Abstract

Unilateral or bilateral non-Hodgkin's lymphomas arising primarily in the adrenal glands are extremely rare. These lymphomas are usually present with large, bilateral adrenal masses with or without lymphadenopathy, and may be accompanied by adrenal insufficiency in some cases. A review of the literature indicates that patients with primary lymphoma of the adrenal glands usually do not have disease elsewhere, and if present, it is frequently extranodal. We report here an unusual case of primary bilateral adrenal lymphoma with partial adrenal insufficiency.

Keyword

Primary adrenal lymphoma; partial adrenal insufficiency

MeSH Terms

Adrenal Gland Hypofunction/etiology*
Adrenal Gland Neoplasms/radiography
Adrenal Gland Neoplasms/pathology
Adrenal Gland Neoplasms/complications*
Case Report
Human
Lymphoma/radiography
Lymphoma/pathology
Lymphoma/complications*
Male
Middle Age
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
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