Malignant pheochromocytoma with hepatic metastasis diagnosed 10 years after a resection of the primary incidentaloma adrenal lesion: Report of a case

Takanori Morikawa, Masanori Suzuki, Michiaki Unno, Koujin Endo, Yu Katayose, Seiki Matsuno

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A 40-year-old woman developed hepatic tumors 10 years after a resection of pheochromocytoma of the left adrenal gland. Computed tomography showed a round tumor measuring about 35 mm in diameter at segment V of the liver (Couinaud's classification), and magnetic resonance imaging showed another tumor measuring about 5mm at segment V-VIII of the liver. The results of the endoscopic examination of her upper gastrointestinal tract and barium enema were normal. Owing to a suspected hepatic metastasis of malignant pheochromocytoma, a right lobectomy of the liver was performed. Postoperatively, [131I]metaiodobenzylguanidine scintigram and computed tomography showed no other residual tumors nor metastasis. The present case suggests that a long-term follow-up only by endocrinological examinations is insufficient to find newly developed metastatic foci, while routine diagnostic imaging at frequent intervals is necessary in cases of pheochromocytoma.

本文言語English
ページ(範囲)80-84
ページ数5
ジャーナルSurgery today
31
1
DOI
出版ステータスPublished - 2001

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