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Adrenocortical oncocytoma.
  1. P A Kitching,
  2. V Patel,
  3. H R Harach
  1. Department of Histopathology, North Middlesex Hospital, London, UK. paul.kitching@lineone.net

    Abstract

    The histopathology and ultrastructural features of an adrenocortical oncocytoma are reported. The tumour was discovered incidentally during investigation for hypertension in a 72 year old female. Oncocytic tumours of the adrenal cortex are rare, with only 20 examples described in English language reports. Most have been non-functioning and benign, like the present example. Molecular studies may help assess the significance of oncocytic change in the pathogenesis and behaviour of oncocytic neoplasms.

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