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doi: 10.1097/TEN.0b013e3181e94730
Case Report

Life-Threatening Adrenocortical Carcinoma in Pregnancy: Case Report

Hubalewska-Dydejczyk, Alicja Assoc. Prof., MD, PhD*; Nowak, Wojciech Prof., MD, PhD†; Matyja, A. Assoc. Prof., MD, PhD†; Kasperlik-Załuska, A. Prof., MD, PhD‡; Kmita, Maria B. MD, PhD§; Gil, Justyna MD*; Opalińska, Marta MD, PhD*

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Abstract

Adrenal cortical carcinoma is a rare and highly malignant neoplasm associated with poor prognosis. Additionally, in the case of coexisting pregnancy diagnostic difficulties, associated with physiological hormonal changes, occur as well as diagnostic imaging limitations.

We present the case of a 29-year-old pregnant woman with rapidly developing life-threatening symptoms related to hormonally active adrenocortical cancer.

© 2010 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.

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