Saudi Journal of Gastroenterology

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2012  |  Volume : 18  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 140--142

Hepatic metastasis from adrenocortical carcinoma fifteen years after primary resection


Mohammed Mawardi, Bandar Al-Judaibi, Paul Marotta 
 Division of Gastroenterology, The University of Western Ontario, London, ON, Canada

Correspondence Address:
Bandar Al-Judaibi
Room E2-314, Victoria Hospital, London Health Sciences Centre, 800 Commissioners Road East, London, ON, N6A 4GF
Canada

We report the case of a 73-year-old man who presented with an asymptomatic hepatic mass during investigation of mild chronic obstructive pulmonary disease by a plain chest radiograph, followed by ultrasonography, which revealed a solitary hepatic lesion measuring 7.1 cm × 6.5 cm × 5.8 cm in dimension. Fine- needle aspiration of the mass revealed malignant cells compatible with hepatocellular carcinoma. Interestingly, the patient had a left adrenalectomy and complete left nephrectomy in 1987, for a non-functioning left adrenocortical carcinoma (ACC). The ACC was diagnosed as stage two, with no evidence of local invasion or distant metastases. No adjuvant therapy was recommended postoperatively. After a five-year follow-up, there was no evidence of ACC recurrence and the patient was declared cured from his ACC. The patient underwent a complete segmental resection of the right lobe of the liver successfully. The final diagnosis of the mass was a well-differentiated metastatic adrenocortical carcinoma.


How to cite this article:
Mawardi M, Al-Judaibi B, Marotta P. Hepatic metastasis from adrenocortical carcinoma fifteen years after primary resection.Saudi J Gastroenterol 2012;18:140-142


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Mawardi M, Al-Judaibi B, Marotta P. Hepatic metastasis from adrenocortical carcinoma fifteen years after primary resection. Saudi J Gastroenterol [serial online] 2012 [cited 2022 May 17 ];18:140-142
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