adrenal cortical carcinoma


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a·dre·nal cor·ti·cal car·ci·no·ma

a carcinoma arising in the adrenal cortex that may cause virilism or Cushing syndrome.

adrenal cortical carcinoma

a malignant neoplasm of the adrenal cortex that may cause adrenal virilism or Cushing's syndrome. Such tumors vary in size and may occur at any age. Metastases frequently occur in the lungs, liver, and other organs.
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Adrenal cortical carcinoma

ad·re·nal cor·ti·cal car·ci·no·ma

(ă-drē'năl kōr'ti-kăl kahr'si-nō'mă)
A carcinoma arising in the cortex of the suprarenal gland that may cause virilism or Cushing syndrome.
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ChRCC can be confused with clear cell renal cell carcinoma or oncocytoma and several non-renal tumours with overlapping features including hepatocellular carcinoma, adrenal cortical carcinoma, lung carcinoma, and oncocytic tumours of salivary gland and thyroid.
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It was also just a few months after Gaskins was told she had one year to live after being diagnosed with adrenal cortical carcinoma - a rare cancer that starts in adrenal glands, just above the kidneys - and shortly after she underwent surgery to remove a 10-pound tumor and her right kidney.
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It was concluded that the tumour represented an adrenal cortical carcinoma as it had the correct haematoxylin and eosin appearance for an adrenal cortical tumour.