Adrenal pheochromocytoma (with probable underlying MEN IIa

Case contributed by Dr Amr Farouk


The 20-year-old female patient initially with a history of thyroid cancer underwent thyroidectomy 1 year ago presenting with hypertension. The abdominal US suggested an adrenal mass.CT was done for further evaluation.

Patient Data

Age: 20 year old
Gender: Female

Right adrenal well defined ovoid mass is seen showing heterogeneous enhancement with areas of hypodense attenuation of breaking down within. 


Case Discussion

The patient was operated and pathologically proven pheochromocytoma.

In the setting of the cancer thyroid and pheochromocytoma, MEN IIa is most likely.

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Case information

rID: 57702
Published: 8th Jan 2018
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
System: Oncology
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included
Institution: National cancer institute, Cairo, Egypt

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