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A case of unilateral adrenal medullary hyperplasia.

Authors
  • Maki, Y
  • Irie, S
  • Ohashi, T
  • Ohmori, H
Type
Published Article
Journal
Acta medica Okayama
Publication Date
Oct 01, 1989
Volume
43
Issue
5
Pages
311–315
Identifiers
PMID: 2610007
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

We report a case of unilateral hyperplasia of the adrenal medulla. The patient showed clinical features suggestive of pheochromocytoma. Removal of the hyperplastic adrenal gland resulted in complete disappearance of all prior symptoms, decrease of the plasma and urinary catecolamine levels and no high uptake in [133I] metaiodobenzylguanidine scintigraphy. A histological study revealed diffuse hyperplasia of the adrenal medulla. Up to now, there are relatively few reports of adrenal medullary hyperplasia in English literatures.

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