Adrenocortical oncocytoma in pregnancy

Shmuel Segal, Shmuel Cytron, Simon Shenhav, Ofer Gemer*

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Background: Adrenal oncocytomas are uncommon, nonfunctioning tumors occurring most often in endocrine organs. Case: A 32-year-old woman presented at 25 weeks’ gestation complaining of right flank pain. Abdominal ultrasonography and computed tomography revealed a 9 × 10-cm solid right-sided adrenal mass. Endocrine evaluation was normal. At 36 weeks’ gestation, she underwent cesarean followed by resection of the adrenal mass. Histopathologic and ultrastructural studies revealed a benign adrenocortical oncocytoma. Conclusion: Although rare, adrenocortical oncocytomas should be included in the differential diagnosis of solid, nonfunctioning, adrenal tumors in pregnancy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)916-918
Number of pages3
JournalObstetrics and Gynecology
Issue number5
StatePublished - 2001
Externally publishedYes


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