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This case represented an unusual combination of adrenocortical adenoma and pheochromocytoma.
2] Adrenocortical adenomas are the most commonly encountered adrenal incidentaloma, with a reported prevalence of 3-8.
Adrenocortical adenoma containing a fat component: CT and MRI image evaluation.
Cushing syndrome is associated with adrenocortical adenoma (fig 1a) and virilisation is associated with adrenocortical carcinoma.
The lipomatous tissue may represent degenerative phenomena within an adrenocortical adenoma or may be an additional neoplastic component of a tumor.
Based on the size, weight, gross and microscopic features, Weiss criteria and IHC, a final diagnosis of adrenocortical adenoma with virilization was made.
In the primary or hyporeninemic hyperaldosteronism, autonomous hypersecretion of aldosterone is held by neoplastic tissue, adrenocortical adenomas or adenocarcinomas, or by nodular hyperplasia of the zona glomerulosa of the adrenal cortex, also known as primary hyperaldosteronism or non neoplastic hyperaldosteronism.
In continuity with our previous observations [10], the aim of our study was to analyze methylation of GpG sites in the VDR gene promoter of a different and larger series of human adrenocortical tissues, comparing adrenocortical adenomas (ACAs) with ACCs samples.