Retroperitoneal Hemorrhage from Adrenocortical Carcinoma as a Poor Prognostic Factor

Anna Kasperlik-Zaluska, Wojciech Zgliczynski, Rafal Slapa, Andrzej Cichocki, Anna Kasperlik-Zaluska
2008 Int J Biomed Sci InternatIonal journal of BIomedIcal scIence   unpublished
In most patients, adrenocortical carcinoma is diagnosed at an advanced stage of the disease. A sudd en retroperitoneal hemorrhage may sometimes be the first symptom of the adrenal cancer. We describe four pa tients with adrenocortical carcinoma diagnosed during a retroperitoneal hemorrhage. A clinical analy­sis suggests that such a complication is a poor prognostic factor. (Int J Biomed Sci 2008;4(1):78-81)