Pheochromocytoma arising in the setting of adrenal-renal fusion Journal Article


Authors: Basourakos, S. P.; Dean, L.; Van Gurp, J.; Reuter, V.; Russo, P.
Article Title: Pheochromocytoma arising in the setting of adrenal-renal fusion
Abstract: Adrenal-renal fusion is an anomaly misclassified as a renal tumor due to the absence of pathognomonic radiographic features. Herein, we report a case of a 61-year-old male who underwent a right radical nephrectomy for a presumed renal malignancy. Pathologic evaluation demonstrated a pheochromocytoma in the context of adrenal-renal fusion. Neoplastic transformation of fused adrenal tissue is rare but not unheard of and is typically adrenal cortical in origin. To our knowledge, this is the first description of a pheochromocytoma originating from an adrenal-renal fusion. The clinical presentation did not raise a high index of suspicion for the ultimate diagnosis rendered.
Keywords: nephrectomy; pheochromocytoma; adrenal-renal fusion
Journal Title: Canadian Journal of Urology
Volume: 26
Issue: 5
ISSN: 1195-9479
Publisher: Canadian Journal of Urology  
Date Published: 2019-10-01
Start Page: 9952
End Page: 9955
Language: English
ACCESSION: WOS:000491218600009
PROVIDER: wos
PUBMED: 31629446
Notes: Article -- Source: Wos
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  1. Paul Russo
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  2. Victor Reuter
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  3. Lucas Wyatt Dean
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