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

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Karikari, IO; Uschold, TD; Selznick, LA; Carter, JH; Cummings, TJ; Friedman, AH
Published in: Neurosurgery
November 2006

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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Neurosurgery

DOI

EISSN

1524-4040

Publication Date

November 2006

Volume

59

Issue

5

Start / End Page

E1144

Location

United States

Related Subject Headings

  • Treatment Outcome
  • Spinal Dysraphism
  • Spinal Cord Neoplasms
  • Neurology & Neurosurgery
  • Male
  • Humans
  • Adult
  • Adrenocortical Adenoma
  • Adrenal Cortex Neoplasms
  • 1109 Neurosciences
 

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Karikari, I. O., Uschold, T. D., Selznick, L. A., Carter, J. H., Cummings, T. J., & Friedman, A. H. (2006). Primary spinal intramedullary adrenal cortical adenoma associated with spinal dysraphism: case report. Neurosurgery, 59(5), E1144. https://doi.org/10.1227/01.NEU.0000245588.31334.83
Karikari, Isaac O., Timothy D. Uschold, Lee A. Selznick, James H. Carter, Thomas J. Cummings, and Allan H. Friedman. “Primary spinal intramedullary adrenal cortical adenoma associated with spinal dysraphism: case report.Neurosurgery 59, no. 5 (November 2006): E1144. https://doi.org/10.1227/01.NEU.0000245588.31334.83.
Karikari IO, Uschold TD, Selznick LA, Carter JH, Cummings TJ, Friedman AH. Primary spinal intramedullary adrenal cortical adenoma associated with spinal dysraphism: case report. Neurosurgery. 2006 Nov;59(5):E1144.
Karikari, Isaac O., et al. “Primary spinal intramedullary adrenal cortical adenoma associated with spinal dysraphism: case report.Neurosurgery, vol. 59, no. 5, Nov. 2006, p. E1144. Pubmed, doi:10.1227/01.NEU.0000245588.31334.83.
Karikari IO, Uschold TD, Selznick LA, Carter JH, Cummings TJ, Friedman AH. Primary spinal intramedullary adrenal cortical adenoma associated with spinal dysraphism: case report. Neurosurgery. 2006 Nov;59(5):E1144.
Journal cover image

Published In

Neurosurgery

DOI

EISSN

1524-4040

Publication Date

November 2006

Volume

59

Issue

5

Start / End Page

E1144

Location

United States

Related Subject Headings

  • Treatment Outcome
  • Spinal Dysraphism
  • Spinal Cord Neoplasms
  • Neurology & Neurosurgery
  • Male
  • Humans
  • Adult
  • Adrenocortical Adenoma
  • Adrenal Cortex Neoplasms
  • 1109 Neurosciences