Primary spinal intramedullary adrenal cortical adenoma associated with spinal dysraphism: case report.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

OBJECTIVE: The authors report a primary spinal intramedullary adrenal cortical adenoma in a patient with spinal dysraphism presenting with bilateral leg pain and urinary frequency. METHODS: Magnetic resonance imaging, L2 laminectomy with resection of mass, and pathological and immunohistochemical analysis of resected mass revealed the diagnosis. RESULTS: Microscopic and immunohistochemical findings confirmed the diagnosis as a primary intramedullary tumor of adrenal cortical origin. CONCLUSION: The occurrence of a primary adrenal tumor in the spinal cord is rare and difficult to explain based on our understanding of embryology. A review of the relevant literature and discussion of the pathophysiology and clinical implications is provided.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Karikari, IO; Uschold, TD; Selznick, LA; Carter, JH; Cummings, TJ; Friedman, AH

Published Date

  • November 2006

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 59 / 5

Start / End Page

  • E1144 -

PubMed ID

  • 17143207

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1524-4040

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1227/01.NEU.0000245588.31334.83


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States