Bilateral primary non-Hodgkin's lymphoma of the adrenal glands with adrenal insufficiency: a case report.

Hinyokika kiyo. Acta urologica Japonica

PubMedID: 1523986

Utsunomiya M, Takatera H, Itoh H, Tsujimura T, Itatani H. Bilateral primary non-Hodgkin's lymphoma of the adrenal glands with adrenal insufficiency: a case report. Hinyokika Kiyo. 1992;38(3):311-4.
A 72-year-old woman with bilateral non-Hodgkin's lymphoma of the adrenal glands causing adrenal insufficiency is reported. The left-side lymphoma (diffuse large B-cell lymphoma) was removed surgically but the right-side lymphoma could not be removed. Complete response was obtained with subsequent combined chemotherapy and was maintained for 6 months with repeated chemotherapies. However, the patient died of liver recurrence 1 year after admission. In cases of malignant lymphoma forming a bulky mass, surgery with subsequent chemotherapy appears to reduce the cancer volume and improve the therapeutic outcome.