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Primary pigmented nodular adrenocortical disease

Ngow, Harris Abdullah and Khairina, Wan Mohd Nowalid Wan (2011) Primary pigmented nodular adrenocortical disease. Endokrynologia Polska/ Polish Journal of Endocrinology, 62 (3). pp. 268-70. ISSN 0423-104X

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Primary pigmented nodular adrenocortical disease (PPNAD) is a rare adrenal tumour causing corticotrophin-independent Cushing's syndrome. It occurs mainly in children and young adults. The histological examination is characterised by small pigmented micronodules on the adrenal cortex. The diagnosis is most often seen in patients with Carney Complex, but it can also occur in isolation. We report a case of Carney Complex that was referred for adrenalectomy. The procedure was uneventful and the patient was well at discharge. The adrenal pathology showed numerous black nodules measuring less than 2mm in diameter. This feature was pathognomonic of primary pigmented nodular adrenocortical disease.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 4393/ 5111
Uncontrolled Keywords: PPNAD, Carney complex, Adrenal gland, Tumour
Subjects: R Medicine > RB Pathology
R Medicine > RC Internal medicine
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Medicine > Department of Internal Medicine
Depositing User: Associate Professor Dr Harris Ngow Abdullah
Date Deposited: 28 Oct 2011 13:20
Last Modified: 28 Oct 2011 13:20
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/5111

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