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Adrenal metastasis from rectal cancer: report of a case.
Surg Today. 2003; 33(2):126-30.ST

Abstract

We report a case of heterochronic adrenal metastasis from colorectal carcinoma in a 51-year-old woman. A left adrenal metastasis was found by computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging 8 months after an anterior resection for advanced rectal carcinoma, and a left hepatectomy for a solitary liver metastasis. The level of serum carcinoembryonic antigen was still within the normal range. A left adrenalectomy was performed, and histopathological examination revealed adenocarcinoma, compatible with the rectal carcinoma resected 8 months earlier. The patient died of lung metastases 6 months after the adrenalectomy. A review of autopsy series in the world literature revealed that adrenal metastasis from colorectal cancer is not rare. Therefore, the possibility of adrenal metastasis should be considered in the follow-up of patients after primary surgery for colorectal cancer, even though the liver and lung are the main metastatic sites.

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Department of Surgery, Saitama Medical School, 38 Morohongo, Moroyama-machi, Iruma-gun, Saitama 350-0945, Japan.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Case Reports
Journal Article
Review

Language

eng

PubMed ID

12616376

Citation

Murakami, Saburo, et al. "Adrenal Metastasis From Rectal Cancer: Report of a Case." Surgery Today, vol. 33, no. 2, 2003, pp. 126-30.
Murakami S, Terakado M, Hashimoto T, et al. Adrenal metastasis from rectal cancer: report of a case. Surg Today. 2003;33(2):126-30.
Murakami, S., Terakado, M., Hashimoto, T., Tsuji, Y., Okubo, K., & Hirayama, R. (2003). Adrenal metastasis from rectal cancer: report of a case. Surgery Today, 33(2), 126-30.
Murakami S, et al. Adrenal Metastasis From Rectal Cancer: Report of a Case. Surg Today. 2003;33(2):126-30. PubMed PMID: 12616376.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Adrenal metastasis from rectal cancer: report of a case. AU - Murakami,Saburo, AU - Terakado,Masahiro, AU - Hashimoto,Taiju, AU - Tsuji,Yoshitaka, AU - Okubo,Katsuhiko, AU - Hirayama,Renzo, PY - 2003/3/5/pubmed PY - 2003/6/20/medline PY - 2003/3/5/entrez SP - 126 EP - 30 JF - Surgery today JO - Surg. Today VL - 33 IS - 2 N2 - We report a case of heterochronic adrenal metastasis from colorectal carcinoma in a 51-year-old woman. A left adrenal metastasis was found by computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging 8 months after an anterior resection for advanced rectal carcinoma, and a left hepatectomy for a solitary liver metastasis. The level of serum carcinoembryonic antigen was still within the normal range. A left adrenalectomy was performed, and histopathological examination revealed adenocarcinoma, compatible with the rectal carcinoma resected 8 months earlier. The patient died of lung metastases 6 months after the adrenalectomy. A review of autopsy series in the world literature revealed that adrenal metastasis from colorectal cancer is not rare. Therefore, the possibility of adrenal metastasis should be considered in the follow-up of patients after primary surgery for colorectal cancer, even though the liver and lung are the main metastatic sites. SN - 0941-1291 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/12616376/Adrenal_metastasis_from_rectal_cancer:_report_of_a_case_ L2 - https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s005950300028 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -