Virchows Archiv A

, Volume 415, Issue 2, pp 161–167

Primary sarcomatoid carcinoma of the adrenal gland

First case report

Authors

  • G. Collina
    • Istituto di Anatomia e Istologia PatologicaUniversità di Bologna
  • F. Maldarizzi
    • Clinica Chirurgica II, Policlinico S. OrsolaUniversità di Bologna
  • C. M. Betts
    • Dipartimento di Patologia SperimentaleUniversità di Bologna
  • V. Eusebi
    • Istituto di Anatomia e Istologia PatologicaUniversità di Bologna
Case report

DOI: 10.1007/BF00784354

Cite this article as:
Collina, G., Maldarizzi, F., Betts, C.M. et al. Vichows Archiv A Pathol Anat (1989) 415: 161. doi:10.1007/BF00784354

Summary

The first case of a sarcomatoid carcinoma of the adrenal gland is reported. The patient, a 68-year old woman, developed a recurrence two months after presentation and died of the disease 7 months later with multiple metastases. The differential diagnosis of this entity is discussed and its aggressive behaviour is emphasized.

Key words

Sarcomatoid carcinomaAdrenal gland

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