[Diagnostic localization and postoperative results of hormone-producing tumors of the adrenal cortex--review of 51 cases].

Abstract

51 surgically treated cases with hormone-producing tumours of the adrenal cortex are evaluated for the reliability of preoperative localisation of diagnostic measures and postoperative results. 6 patients were children. The group contains 14 cases of Conn's syndrome, 32 cases of hypercortisolism, including 3 children, and 5 cases of AGS, 3 of which were children. The recommended work-up procedure is initiated by ultrasonography and followed by CT, possibly in combination with adrenal scintigraphy. This combination of a morphological and functional investigation established the correct diagnosis in all 51 cases. Laboratory values returned to normal levels in all cases, phenotypical aspects normalised in most cases. Deaths and complications occurred only in hypercortisolism and AGS.

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@article{Schier1988DiagnosticLA, title={[Diagnostic localization and postoperative results of hormone-producing tumors of the adrenal cortex--review of 51 cases].}, author={Felix Schier and Johann Peter Hauss and Hans Vetter and F Zurwonne}, journal={Zeitschrift für Kinderchirurgie : organ der Deutschen, der Schweizerischen und der Osterreichischen Gesellschaft für Kinderchirurgie = Surgery in infancy and childhood}, year={1988}, volume={43 4}, pages={262-6} }