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2008, 9(4): 460-476 Back to browse issues page
Androgen- Secreting Adrenal Tumors, 3 case reports
H Shahbazian Dr , M Zakerkish Dr, N Shahbazian Dr
, hjb_shahbazian@yahoo.com
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Adrenal tumors that secrete androgens are rare the tumor may be an adenoma or a carcinoma. This paper discusses the signs and symptoms, diagnostic methods, treatment and prognosis of these tumors, witnessed in 3 cases of androgen producing adrenal tumors. The first case was a 14 year old girl presented with hirsutism and virilism and primary amenorrhea. Testosterone and DHEAS showed very high levels while other adrenal hormones were within in normal limits. A pure androgen producing adrenal adenoma was diagnosed in this patient. The second case was a 7 year old girl with hirsutism, virilism and cushingoid facial features, acne and weight gain and a large abdominal mass. An adrenal carcinoma producing cortisol, testosterone, and DHEAS was diagnosed in this patient. The third case was a 10 month old baby with weight gain cushingoid facial features, acne and growth of pubic hair. High level of DHEAS, testosterone and cortisol due to an adrenocortical carcinoma, detected in this patient.
Keywords: Androgen, Adrenal Tumor, Adenoma, Carcinoma
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Type of Study: Original | Subject: Endocrinology
Received: 2008/05/17
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Shahbazian H, Zakerkish M, Shahbazian N. Androgen- Secreting Adrenal Tumors, 3 case reports. Iranian Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism. 2008; 9 (4) :460-476
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Volume 9, Issue 4 (3-2008) Back to browse issues page
مجله ی غدد درون‌ریز و متابولیسم ایران، دو ماهنامه  پژوهشی مرکز تحقیقات غدد درون‌ریز و متابولیسم، Iranian Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism
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