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Case Studies | Medical Surgical | India | Volume 7 Issue 1, January 2018
Adrenocortical Tumor Presenting As Hemoperitonium - A Rare Case
Abstract: Adrenocortical carcinomas are rare malignancies, which can present with diverse clinical manifestations. They can be functional, i. e. , hormone secreting tumors or non-functional. In cases of hormone-secreting tumors, the hormone in excess determines the diagnostic clinical presentation. On the other hand, biologically inert tumors are diagnosed either due to their mass effect or as incidental findings. A very few present as a result of their potentially life-threatening complications. We present here a case of a 28-year-old female patient who underwent emergency laparotomy due to signs of acute abdomen and concomitant cardiovascular collapse caused by a spontaneously ruptured left adrenocortical carcinoma. The patient was operated for that and left adrenalectomy with splenectomy was performed where the tumor was removed in toto.
Keywords: adrenocortical, haemoperitonium, tumor markers,
Edition: Volume 7 Issue 1, January 2018,
Pages: 1467 - 1470