A pregnant patient with adrenocortical carcinoma: Case report
AuthorKotteas, E. A.
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Background: Coexistence of an adrenocortical carcinoma and pregnancy is extremely rare with only 25 described cases so far, and has a poor prognosis. Case Report: We report the case of a 28-year-old patient with adrenocortical carcinoma initially presenting with Cushing's syndrome and pre-eclampsia in the 22nd week of gestation, treated in our department. She underwent adrenalectomy, but eventually died from metastatic disease. We focus on existing treatment options and concerns for this rare malignancy during pregnancy. Conclusion: Early diagnosis and surgery are the cornerstones for better outcome. Copyright © 2012 S. Karger AG, Basel.
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