Adrenal failure caused by a retroperitoneal malignant mesothelioma

Masatoshi Nomura, Hironobu Sasano, Yasuyo Okada, Tetsuhiro Watanabe, Shohei Sakamoto, Yumiko Sakiyama, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Ichiro Abe, Toshihiro Horiuchi, Toshihiko Yanase, Ryoichi Takayanagi

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A 62-year-old man presented with clinical signs of acute abdominal pain and adrenal insufficiency. Computerized tomographic scans revealed bilateral adrenal tumors and the left adrenal tumor was surgically resected. The patient was found to have retroperitoneal mesothelioma presenting as bilateral metastatic adrenal tumors, which were well controlled by systemic chemotherapy with CDDP and 5-FU. This case appears to be the first reported case in the literature of adrenal failure due to bilateral adrenal infiltration caused by retroperitoneal malignant mesothelioma.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2109-2114
Number of pages6
JournalInternal Medicine
Issue number24
Publication statusPublished - 2009

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Internal Medicine


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