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Hinyokika Kiyo. 2004 Oct;50(10):691-4.

[Adrenocorticotropic hormone-secreting adrenal pheochromocytoma: a case report].

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  • 1Department of Urology, Toyonaka Municipal Hospital.


A 55-year-old woman with transient faintness was referred to our hospital. Laboratory studies showed high levels of plasma catecholamines, cortisol, adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) and urinary vanyl mandelic acid (VMA). Abdominal computed tomography (CT) showed a right adrenal tumor measuring 4.5 cm diameter that was enhanced heterogeneously by contrast medium. Brain CT and chest CT did not detect any other tumors. Under the clinical diagnosis of ectopic ACTH secreting adrenal pheochromocytoma, we performed right adrenalectomy. Pathological findings showed pheochromocytoma, and tumor cells were heterogeneously stained by anti-ACTH antibody.

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