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Assortment of adrenocortical tumours

Authors:

R Ajanthan ,

Sri Lanka College of Paediatricians, LK
About R
Senior Lecturer, Department of Paediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo.
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Sanath P Lamabadusuriya

Sri Lanka College of Paediatricians, LK
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Senior Professor, Department of Paediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo.
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Abstract

Six cases of adrenocortical tumours seen in children in a
space of 6 years are presented. All 6 children had
hypertension at presentation in addition to virilisation,
Cushing syndrome or both. Mean age at presentation
was 5 years. Sex ratio was equal. Duration of symptoms
varied from 2 months to seven years. Diagnosis in all
six cases was made on ultrasound examination of the
adrenal bed. Surgical resection was done in all 6
children and 5 were referred for chemotherapy. Mean
weight of the tumours was 138g. Two of them were
alive until they were lost for follow up. One was
followed up for thirty months.

Sri Lanka Journal of Child Health, 2002; 31: 9-13

(Key words: adrenocortical tumour, virilisation, hypertension, Cushing syndrome)

doi: 10.4038/sljch.v31i1.797

 

How to Cite: Ajanthan, R. and Lamabadusuriya, S.P., 2009. Assortment of adrenocortical tumours. Sri Lanka Journal of Child Health, 31(1), pp.9–13. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/sljch.v31i1.797
Published on 16 Jul 2009.
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