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Extension of a secondary adrenal neoplasm into the inferior vena cava


Adrenal cortical carcinoma is well known to extend into the renal veins and inferior vena cava. It is less known that neoplasms metastatic to the adrenal might also extend into the renal vein and cava. Only a few reports in the literature document this extension. We report a case of metastatic neoplasm to the adrenal extending into the inferior vena cava.

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Gollub, M.J., Bosniak, M.A., Schlossberg, P. et al. Extension of a secondary adrenal neoplasm into the inferior vena cava. Abdom Imaging 19, 359–360 (1994).

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Key words

  • Adrenal
  • Carcinoma
  • Metastasis
  • Inferior vena cava
  • Renal vein