Primary malignant lymphoma of the adrenal gland diagnosed by percutaneous needle biopsy: A report of two cases

Daisuke Manabe, Atsushi Nagai, Tomoyasu Tsushima, Kazushi Manabe, Koichi Monden, Yasutomo Nasu, Hiromi Kumon

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Abstract

Two cases of adrenal malignant lymphoma were treated at our hospital. Case 1 was a 68-year-old man whose chief complaint was right flank pain. He was referred to us for treatment of bilateral adrenal tumors which had been detected at another hospital. A diagnosis of non Hodgkin's lymphoma (diffuse large cell type) was confirmed by US-guided needle biopsy. The patient did not respond to cisplatin-based combination chemotherapy and died within a week. Case 2 was a 72-year-old woman who visited our hospital complaining of left flank pain. CT scan revealed bilateral bulky masses confined to the adrenal gland. As in Case 1, US-guided needle biopsy revealed non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (diffuse large cell type). Despite partial response following CHOP chemotherapy, thrombocytopenia progressed and the patient died after four courses of chemotherapy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)136-139
Number of pages4
JournalNishinihon Journal of Urology
Volume62
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1 2000

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Keywords

  • Adrenal tumor
  • Malignant lymphoma
  • Needle biopsy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urology

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Manabe, D., Nagai, A., Tsushima, T., Manabe, K., Monden, K., Nasu, Y., & Kumon, H. (2000). Primary malignant lymphoma of the adrenal gland diagnosed by percutaneous needle biopsy: A report of two cases. Nishinihon Journal of Urology, 62(3), 136-139.