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Composite adrenal medullary tumor: A rare cause of hypertension in a young male

Author(s): Menon Santosh | Mahajan Pravin | Desai Sangeeta

Journal: Urology Annals
ISSN 0974-7796

Volume: 3;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 36;
Date: 2011;
Original page

Keywords: Composite adrenal medullary tumor | ganglioneuroma | pheochromocytoma

Composite tumors of the adrenal medulla, containing pheochromocytoma and ganglioneuroma, are rare. A 27-year-old male presented to us with dyspnea and was found to have labile hypertension. A left suprarenal mass was detected on computed tomography. The patient was operated under the cover of alpha anti-adrenergic drugs. The histopathological examination demonstrated that the tumor consisted of pheochromocytoma and ganglioneuroma elements, and hence, a diagnosis of composite adrenal medullary tumor (CAMT) was made. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first case of CAMT reported from India.
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