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Primary Adrenal Lymphoma: 3 Case Reports with Different Outcomes.
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PMID:  21374545     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Primary adrenal lymphoma (PAL) is an extremely rare entity, with approximately 70 cases reported in the English literature and 120 cases worldwide. Here we report the cases of a 53-year-old and a 62-year-old male patient and a 60-year-old female patient affected by large B-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma of the adrenal gland. We summarize the diagnostic approaches that confirmed the diagnosis of PAL and describe individual treatment outcomes after therapy. Based on these case reports and a review of the literature patients are usually in the 6 (th) or 7 (th) decade of life and present with B-symptoms or rapidly progressive adrenal insufficiency in case of bilateral involvement. The identification of bilateral adrenal masses often causes a severe diagnostic problem. An etiological approach with assessment of the hormonal profile and detailed diagnostic imaging should be aimed at. Furthermore, if PAL is suspected biopsy of the adrenal mass should be performed after biochemical exclusion of a pheochromocytoma. Once the diagnosis is established further treatment decisions should be made in a multi-disciplinary setting in specialized centers.
A Spyroglou; H J Schneider; T Mussack; M Reincke; K von Werder; F Beuschlein
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-3-3
Journal Detail:
Title:  Experimental and clinical endocrinology & diabetes : official journal, German Society of Endocrinology [and] German Diabetes Association     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1439-3646     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Mar 
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Created Date:  2011-3-4     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  9505926     Medline TA:  Exp Clin Endocrinol Diabetes     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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© J. A. Barth Verlag in Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New York.
Department of Medicine, Endocrine Research, University Hospital Innenstadt, Ludwig Maximilians University, Munich, Germany.
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