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]
Source: Canadian Journal of Urology - Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: Can J Urol Source Type: research

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