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4] Another possibility was that the adrenocortical adenoma promoted the release of the cortisol, renin, and angiotensin.
In conclusion, even if the radiographic and/or biochemical evaluation of an adrenal mass suggested adrenocortical adenoma, clinicians still need to be aware of the probability of pheochromocytoma to avoid intraoperative hypertensive crisis.
This case is presented in view of highlighting a rare case of pediatric virilizing adrenocortical adenoma.
Basal and ACTH-stimulated cortisol and aldosterone release from adrenocortical adenomas in vitro.
3,5) These associated adrenal pathologic conditions include adrenocortical hyperplasia, (3) adrenocortical adenomas, (3,5) adrenocortical carcinomas, (5) and endocrinologic dysfunctions, including Addison disease, (4) Conn syndrome, (5) 21-hydroxylase deficiency, (3) 17-hydroxylase deficiency, (6) and ectopic corticotropin production.