An adrenal gland nodule presenting as an early sign of metastatic spread from colorectal cancer: Report of two cases

Gerardo Rosati, Giuseppe Tramutola, Nicola D'Alessandro, Rosistella Chiacchio, Giulia Vita, Franco Scutari, Luigi Manzione

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Abstract

The presence of an adrenal gland nodule may be an early or late sign of metastatic spread from colorectal cancer. It usually appears when the internal malignancy is widely disseminated and has been previously diagnosed. Adrenal insufficiency can be compatible with bilateral and diffuse involvement of this uncommon site of disease. Although a surgical approach can be proposed in some circumstances, chemotherapy is usually the only therapeutic option. We present 2 cases that document examples of both events, so as to illustrate the most relevant aspects of this condition.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)103-105
Number of pages3
JournalTumori
Volume93
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2007

Keywords

  • Adrenal gland metastases
  • Chemotherapy
  • Colorectal cancer

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cancer Research

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