Virchows Archiv A

, Volume 415, Issue 2, pp 161–167

Primary sarcomatoid carcinoma of the adrenal gland

First case report
  • G. Collina
  • F. Maldarizzi
  • C. M. Betts
  • V. Eusebi
Case report


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 carcinoma Adrenal gland 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • G. Collina
    • 1
  • F. Maldarizzi
    • 2
  • C. M. Betts
    • 3
  • V. Eusebi
    • 1
  1. 1.Istituto di Anatomia e Istologia PatologicaUniversità di BolognaItaly
  2. 2.Clinica Chirurgica II, Policlinico S. OrsolaUniversità di BolognaItaly
  3. 3.Dipartimento di Patologia SperimentaleUniversità di BolognaItaly

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