Left adrenal gland metastasis of breast invasive ductal carcinoma: A case report

  • Authors:
    • Tao He
    • Jiaju Liu
    • Yifan Li
    • Lu Jin
    • Shuolei Sun
    • Liangchao Ni
    • Xiangming Mao
    • Shangqi Yang
    • Yongqing Lai
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  • Published online on: March 10, 2016     https://doi.org/10.3892/mco.2016.814
  • Pages: 859-862
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Abstract

The majority of the metastatic lesions of the adrenal gland normally originate from lung cancer, colon malignant tumor, renal cell carcinoma and melanoma. However, adrenal gland metastasis that metastasize from breast invasive ductal carcinoma are extremely rare. The present study reported a rare case of left adrenal gland metastasis in a 35-year-old female who was diagnosed as breast carcinoma 5 years ago with a mass located on the left adrenal gland, which was detected during a routine examination. The patient was asymptomatic and adrenal gland computed tomography revealed a mass in the left adrenal gland. Definitive preoperative diagnosis failed to be established. Left adrenal gland laparoscopic adrenalectomy was performed and the diagnosis of adrenal gland metastasis of breast invasive ductal carcinoma was confirmed by pathological and immunohistochemical examination. The patient remained in good condition by the time of writing.
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He, T., Liu, J., Li, Y., Jin, L., Sun, S., Ni, L. ... Lai, Y. (2016). Left adrenal gland metastasis of breast invasive ductal carcinoma: A case report. Molecular and Clinical Oncology, 4, 859-862. https://doi.org/10.3892/mco.2016.814
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He, T., Liu, J., Li, Y., Jin, L., Sun, S., Ni, L., Mao, X., Yang, S., Lai, Y."Left adrenal gland metastasis of breast invasive ductal carcinoma: A case report". Molecular and Clinical Oncology 4.5 (2016): 859-862.
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He, T., Liu, J., Li, Y., Jin, L., Sun, S., Ni, L., Mao, X., Yang, S., Lai, Y."Left adrenal gland metastasis of breast invasive ductal carcinoma: A case report". Molecular and Clinical Oncology 4, no. 5 (2016): 859-862. https://doi.org/10.3892/mco.2016.814