A black adrenocortical adenoma causing Cushing's syndrome not imaged by radiocholesterol scintigraphy

Eugenio Reschini, Marina Baldini, Luigi Cantalamessa

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Abstract

In a 33-year-old female patient with left adrenal tumour and Cushing's syndrome, adrenocortical scintigraphy with radiocholesterol did not image the tumour nor the suppressed contralateral gland. Histology showed a black adrenocortical adenoma composed only of compact cells; there was no evidence of malignancy. This demonstrates that non-visualization of the adrenal glands in a patient with Cushing's syndrome is not invariably due to adrenal carcinoma. The literature on black adrenal adenomas causing Cushing's syndrome is reviewed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)185-187
Number of pages3
JournalEuropean Journal Of Nuclear Medicine
Volume17
Issue number3-4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1990

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Adrenocortical Adenoma
Cushing Syndrome
Radionuclide Imaging
Glandular and Epithelial Neoplasms
Adrenal Glands
Adenoma
Neoplasms
Histology
Carcinoma

Keywords

  • Adrenal scintigraphy
  • Adrenocortical adenoma
  • Cushing's syndrome

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  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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A black adrenocortical adenoma causing Cushing's syndrome not imaged by radiocholesterol scintigraphy. / Reschini, Eugenio; Baldini, Marina; Cantalamessa, Luigi.

In: European Journal Of Nuclear Medicine, Vol. 17, No. 3-4, 03.1990, p. 185-187.

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