Acquired adrenal hyperplasia - due to thymic carcinoid tumour
A known case of thymic carcinoid tumour (histology proven). Post-operative CT scan performed for follow up after 3 months.
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There is bilateral non-tumoural enlargement of the adrenal glands.
Bilateral non-tumoural enlargement of the adrenal glands in a 56 Y/O male with thymic carcinoid tumour compatible with acquired adrenal hyperplasia.
Thymic carcinoid tumour is the most common type of the neuroendocrine tumours of the thymus. Up to 50% of affected patients have hormonal abnormalities, and up to 35% have Cushing syndrome owing to tumoural production of adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH). ACTH secretion causes adrenal hyperplasia in these patients.