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BMJ Case Rep. 2017 Nov 16;2017. pii: bcr-2016-219136. doi: 10.1136/bcr-2016-219136.

Rare cause of adrenal insufficiency.

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1
Department of Geriatrics and General Medicine, St John of God Hospital, Subiaco, Western Australia, Australia.
2
Department of Anaesthesia and Pain Medicine, Fiona Stanley Hospital, Murdoch, Western Australia, Australia.
3
Department of Clinical Biochemistry, PathWest, Fiona Stanley Hospital, Murdoch, Western Australia, Australia.

Abstract

A 72-year-old man presented with weight loss, night sweats and haemoptysis and was hypotensive. CT imaging showed rapidly enlarging bilateral adrenal masses, and he was found to have primary adrenal insufficiency. An adrenal gland biopsy revealed the rare diagnosis of primary adrenal lymphoma. This unique case highlights possible rare causes of adrenal masses and adrenal insufficiency, their investigation and management principles.

KEYWORDS:

adrenal disorders; endocrinology; haematology (incl blood transfusion)

PMID:
29146725
DOI:
10.1136/bcr-2016-219136
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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