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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.


    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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