IMR Press / EJGO / Volume 29 / Issue 5 / pii/1631004267555-854537098

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Open Access Case Report
Metastatic spread of gynaecological neoplasms to the adrenal gland: case reports with a review of the literature
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1 Department of Surgery, Rouen University Hospital, Rouen
2 Department of Pathology, Rouen University Hospital, Rouen
3 Department of Radiology, Becquerel Cancer Center, Rouen University Hospital, Rouen
4 Department of Endocrinology, Rouen University Hospital, Rouen (France)
Eur. J. Gynaecol. Oncol. 2008, 29(5), 523–526;
Published: 10 October 2008
Abstract

Metastatic involvement of the adrenal glands due to gynaecological neoplasms is a relatively rare condition. The aim of our study was to present four cases of metastases to the adrenal gland due to endometrial adenocarcinoma, ovarian and cervical cancer. These cases are correlated with a review of the literature. CT scan and MRI have been previously used in an attempt to define the nature of the adrenal mass but this approach is of limited value in diagnosis. Image-guided pathological confirmation of an adrenal lesion may significantly change the staging or management of the primary neoplasm. The authors suggest that isolated adrenal metastasis should be routinely considered for surgical management.
Keywords
Adrenal metastasis
Endometrial adenocarcinoma
Ovarian cancer
Cervical cancer
Vulvar cancer
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