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Adrenal-Renal Fusion with Adrenal Cortical Adenoma and Ectopic Adrenal Tissue, Presenting as Suspected Renal Mass: A Case Report

Adrenal-Renal Fusion with Adrenal Cortical Adenoma and Ectopic Adrenal Tissue, Presenting as... Adrenal-renal fusion with adrenal cortical adenoma is a rare anomaly with only a few cases described in the literature. Imaging-based identification of this anomaly remains a diagnostic challenge, making it difficult to differentiate upper pole renal malignancy from adrenal cortical adenoma. We describe a case of a 62-year-old woman with an upper pole cystic renal mass on imaging, who underwent robotic partial nephrectomy. Intraoperatively the renal mass was found to be an adrenal-renal fusion anomaly, with ectopic adrenal tissue. Adrenal-renal infusion of an adrenal cortical adenoma was confirmed on final pathology. Due to lack of imaging-based diagnosis, this condition should be considered in the differential for upper pole renal masses. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Current Urology Karger

Adrenal-Renal Fusion with Adrenal Cortical Adenoma and Ectopic Adrenal Tissue, Presenting as Suspected Renal Mass: A Case Report

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Karger
Copyright
© 2020 The Author(s) Published by S. Karger AG, Basel
ISSN
1661-7649
eISSN
1661-7657
DOI
10.1159/000499244
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Abstract

Adrenal-renal fusion with adrenal cortical adenoma is a rare anomaly with only a few cases described in the literature. Imaging-based identification of this anomaly remains a diagnostic challenge, making it difficult to differentiate upper pole renal malignancy from adrenal cortical adenoma. We describe a case of a 62-year-old woman with an upper pole cystic renal mass on imaging, who underwent robotic partial nephrectomy. Intraoperatively the renal mass was found to be an adrenal-renal fusion anomaly, with ectopic adrenal tissue. Adrenal-renal infusion of an adrenal cortical adenoma was confirmed on final pathology. Due to lack of imaging-based diagnosis, this condition should be considered in the differential for upper pole renal masses.

Journal

Current UrologyKarger

Published: Jan 1, 2020

Keywords: Adrenal gland neoplasm; Adrenal incidentaloma; Renal neoplasm; Adenoma

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