Journal of Endocrinological Investigation

, Volume 3, Issue 4, pp 425–427 | Cite as

Recurrent adrenal cortical carcinoma with Cushing’s syndrome: twenty-five-year follow-up of a patient

  • M. J. Tikkanen
  • A. Sivula
  • A. Kahri
  • Risko Pelkonen
Case Report


A 43-year-old female patient is currently being treated by us for a recurrence of adrenal cortical carcinoma associated with Cushing’s syndrome and virilization. Despite many relapses of metastatic spread she has not only survived for 25 yr after the removal of the primary tumor but also until now preserved her ability to work in a textile factory.


Adrenal cortical carcinoma Cushing’s syndrome 


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© Italian Society of Endocrinology (SIE) 1980

Authors and Affiliations

  • M. J. Tikkanen
    • 1
  • A. Sivula
    • 2
  • A. Kahri
    • 3
  • Risko Pelkonen
    • 1
  1. 1.III Department of MedicineHelsinki University Central HospitalHelsinki 29Finland
  2. 2.II Department of SurgeryHelsinki University Central HospitalHelsinki 29Finland
  3. 3.Department of PathologyUniversity of HelsinkiHelsinki 29Finland

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