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Dopamine-Secreting Giant Adrenal Ganglioneuroma: Clinical and Diffusion-Weighted Magnetic Resonance Imaging Findings

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A V Polat ,

Department of 1. Radiology, University of Ondokuz Mayis, Faculty of Medicine, Samsun, Turkey, TR
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K Aslan,

Department of 1. Radiology, University of Ondokuz Mayis, Faculty of Medicine, Samsun, Turkey, TR
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H Atmaca,

Department of Endocrinology, University of Ondokuz Mayis, Faculty of Medicine, Samsun, Turkey, TR
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F Karagoz

Department of Pathology, University of Ondokuz Mayis, Faculty of Medicine, Samsun, Turkey, TR
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Abstract

We report a case of a dopamine-secreting giant primary adrenal ganglioneuroma (GN) in a 29-year-old male patient. Although the patient was clinically silent, the 24-hour urine levels of dopamine, normetanephrine, homovanillic acid and vanillyl mandelic acid were elevated. Abdominal ultrasonography and magnetic resonance imaging showed a large solid tumor with calcifications and a slightly lobular edge on the left adrenal gland. A tumor, 13 × 23 × 25 cm in size, was completely resected without morbidity. A 2-year follow-up with computed tomography showed that the postoperative course of the patient was uneventful.

How to Cite: Polat AV, Aslan K, Atmaca H, Karagoz F. Dopamine-Secreting Giant Adrenal Ganglioneuroma: Clinical and Diffusion-Weighted Magnetic Resonance Imaging Findings. Journal of the Belgian Society of Radiology. 2014;97(2):109–12. DOI: http://doi.org/10.5334/jbr-btr.30
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Published on 01 Mar 2014.
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