Pheochromocytoma arising in the settingof adrenal-renal fusion.
Pheochromocytoma arising in the settingof adrenal-renal fusion. Can J Urol. 2019 Oct;26(5):9952-9955 Authors: Basourakos SP, Dean L, Van Gurp J, Reuter V, Russo P 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. PMID: 31629446 [PubMed - in process]
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Publication date: Available online 16 November 2019Source: Canadian Journal of CardiologyAuthor(s): Subodh Verma, Deepak L. Bhatt
ConclusionsFontan patients commonly have chronotropic incompetence, diminished heart rate reserve but with preserved heart rate recovery. While there is overall no difference in chronotropy in Fontan patients based on dominant systemic ventricle, there is a difference between HLHS and tricuspid atresia patients.
We describe the case of a 43-year-old patient who presented with a transient ischemic attack episode, desaturation and ventricular arrhythmias. Transesophageal echocardiography diagnosed a PFO, whilst magnetic resonance imaging revealed two small myocardial infarcts, despite normal coronaries on subsequent angiography. Echocardiography and cardiac CT revealed a LACV with bidirectional flow. The patient underwent percutaneous LACV and PFO closure, with immediate saturation increase following occlusion of the LACV. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first time a LACV is identified as the cause of recurrent thromboembolic events.
We report a 49-year-old woman who presented with a hypertensive crisis and acute heart failure and reduced left ventricular systolic function. An abdominal ultrasonography revealed a huge lobulated heterogeneous mass at the lower pole of the right kidney and a mass over the left suprarenal area, which were further delineated by magnetic resonance imaging. The patient underwent laparoscopic right radical nephrectomy and left adrenalectomy. Histopathological analysis confirmed the diagnoses of clear cell renal cell carcinoma of the right kidney with metastasis to the lung; and atypical pheochromocytoma of the left adrenal gl...
Conclusion Isolated lymph nodal recurrence is very rare in malignant PCC, with only 7 cases previously published. The role of surgery is essential to get long-term survival because provides clinical and functional control of the disease.
Conclusion: This unique report describes the association between two rare causes of hypertension in the same patient. Furthermore, the absence of requirement of mineralocorticoid supplementation in spite of bilateral adrenalectomy, represent an uncommon and interest finding.